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Recent results from Citadel-on-the-Move, a 4 million Euro project funded by the European Commission, are beginning to fill the gap in terms of better understanding existing open data practice (as opposed to best practice theory).
1 comment Posted 12 Jun 2015 by Dr. Julia Glidden Feed
After months of preparation, the European Commission (EC) released its broad 5-year roadmap in early May for information and communications technology (ICT) policy, the Digital Single Market Strategy, or DSM.
1 comment Posted 11 Jun 2015 by Paul Brownell (Red Hat) Feed
CityCamp NC, now in its fifth year, brings an entrepreneurial spirit to citizen-problem solving. CityCamp NC is an annual, citizen-led unconference, aiming to solve civic challenges with open technology and community input. We aim to partner with our local, county, and state government agencies to... Read more
2 comments Posted 10 Jun 2015 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Even as the US government bids adieu to Clipper Chip, an infamous episode that influenced the cryptography debate for years, there is renewed focus in a number of quarters that it should not repeated. The most recent evidence comes from a new report from the United Nation's Office of the High... Read more
2 comments Posted 9 Jun 2015 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
The Government of India has implemented a remarkable new policy-level change for open source software (OSS) deployment. The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has asked that open source software-based applications be included in Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for all new... Read more
1 comment Posted 8 Jun 2015 by Subhashish Panigrahi Feed
While government software developers collaborate well today, 2009 was a different story. Much of the software was redundant, locked up by vendors and integrators, incompatible with other software, and had a small base of people who knew how to maintain it. In short, it was a challenge.
0 comments Posted 17 Apr 2015 by Chris Nimmer Feed
UN flag with open source in government text
A strong society has a common ownership of its critical infrastructure. Akvo.org co-founder Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson discusses why open source software is right for developing countries' digital governance.
Brent Turner of the California Association of Voting Officials (CAVO) talks with us about the unfortunate trend for vendors to "openwash" their offerings; that is, to misrepresent proprietary products as if they were open source, with the intent of making them more appealing.
4 comments Posted 31 Mar 2015 by Luis Ibanez Feed
In this article, explore five potential benefits of using revision control to create policy documents, and how this process assists in the promotion of open government.
0 comments Posted 20 Mar 2015 by Joe Mobbs Feed
While it would be hard to argue that the Internet hasn't made governments at all levels more open, they clearly are not as open as they could be, nor are they as transparent as its citizens are.
3 comments Posted 16 Mar 2015 by Ryan Thornburg Feed

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