Open Voices eBook: Applying open source principles to government

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Download our free eBook: Open VoicesApplying open source principles to government

This is the soft launch in PDF form of this eBook that collects our best articles about open government initiatives from around the world. In them, our authors discuss the intersection of open source and government, with a special focus on the way municipalities adopt and release new technologies and cultivate open source communities.

Citizen-led movements for open voting, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request tracking, and even crowdsourced legislation, represent this growing trend. And our own Jason Hibbets has written a new book, The Foundation for an Open Source City, about how every city can adopt the basic principles of open government. He provides examples from his experiences in Raleigh, North Carolina, but the book also acts as a guide for other cities interested in open source.

So, as open source principles—participation, transparency, collaboration, sharing, meritocracy, community, and rapid prototyping—continue to have an enormous influence on government decision-making, we at will cover and share those stories. We encourage you to contact us with yours.



About the author

Jen Wike Huger - Jen is the Content Manager for She manages the editorial calendar and coordinates with new and current writers. Follow her on Twitter @jenwike, and see her extended portfolio at