About Open* Government


Join Sunlight Foundation for TransparencyCamp 2014

It's Open Government Week. And one way of celebrating it is by bringing some amazing people and projects in the open government, open data and civic...Read more

Open Government Week call for contributors

Transparency, participation, and collaboration are key components to open source but also to the open government movement. During the month of May,...Read more

US government accelerating development and release of open source

open source software is commericial
I had a chance to catch up with David A. Wheeler, a long-time leader in advising and working with the US government on issues related to open source...Read more

Transparent civic improvement with crowdfunding platform

Citizen participation
There are two processes in the public sphere that we all depend on but that few of us really understand. And what's worse is that both are in trouble.Read more

U.S. Department of Labor applies Creative Commons license to all work created with $150M grant

Creative Commons licenses
Creative Commons (CC) actively works to support foundations , governments , IGOs , and other funders who create, adopt and implement open policies ...Read more

The state of open source at the VA (Veterans Affairs)

open source in government
The US Department of Veterans Affairs ( VA ) is the second largest agency of the US federal government. It employs more than 280,000 people, and with...Read more

UK government continues strong focus on open standards

open document format standards
A great deal of excitement has been generated by UK Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude's forceful announcement in late January that the UK...Read more

How to get started in civic hacking

citizen participation
What is civic hacking? Seventy people gathered together one sunny Oakland afternoon to volunteer and improve their city. There were no rakes or yard...Read more