The next and necessary evolution of open data and civic tech is the real measurement of how to improve civic engagement in total: applying technology to government processes in such a way that the processes improve, decisions are more well-informed, and government staff and officials can more... Read more
A DBA from Wake County, NC shares ways that you can get involved in the civic hacking movement, even if you don't write code.
Open New York web portal provides general categories including education, economic development, energy and environment, and many more. A special section is dedicated to developers invites the creation of applications that are innovative and practical.
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).
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.