Open Forum Europe has initiated an effort to help the European Union (EU) institutions live up to their commitments to support open document formats when communicating with the public. The new is giving a crowd-sourced voice to public frustration with software interoperability... Read more
2 comments Posted 3 Feb 2015 by Paul Brownell (Red Hat) Feed
A mapping event with OpenStreetMap (OSM) that will kick off on January 16, 2015 called #MapLesotho Mapathon. Last year, we had 5 out of 50,000 American OSM users participate. By contrast Germany had over 200 and Poland over 40. Let’s show the world that America can map with OSM! Help us #MapLesotho...
0 comments Posted 14 Jan 2015 by Jason Hare Feed
UN flag with open source in government text
Working at the bleeding edge of global development is about to get more lively. co-founder Mark Charmer argues the world needs the open source movement to assert itself right now.
2 comments Posted 7 Jan 2015 by Mark Charmer Feed
The City of Durham and Durham County governments in North Carolina are embarking on an open data partnership that will lay the groundwork for businesses, non-profits, journalists, universities, and residents to access and use the wealth of public data available between the two government... Read more
2 comments Posted 31 Dec 2014 by Jason Hare Feed
Melanie Chernoff reflects on another great year for open source in government. She takes a look back at the articles published on this year and notices that most articles on the government sector fell into one of three categories: government policies, new tools available, and case... Read more
1 comment Posted 29 Dec 2014 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Jason Hare, open data guru for the City of Raleigh in North Carolina compares human and API consumed data and makes these observations: Data consumed by humans have lower re-use value in that they are not being redistributed, and data that is served on a web/mobile [First] platform needs more work... Read more
3 comments Posted 26 Dec 2014 by Jason Hare Feed
It was another year full of encouraging news on the open data front in states and municipalities across the country. New open data policies were approved in municipalities of all sizes from coast to coast, existing open data programs matured and sparked new innovations, and there were numerous... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 Dec 2014 by Sunlight Foundation Feed
Linux in government, department of defense
As the U.S. military continues its march toward virtualization, it will need to operate in an environment that runs on more agile solutions. Linux containers fit that bill nicely, enabling Defense Department agencies to take full advantage of virtualization benefits.
0 comments Posted 18 Dec 2014 by David Egts (Red Hat) Feed
Open Knowledge's recent publication of the 2014 Open Data Index shows slow progress by governments in opening up key data. Overall the level of "open" is down to 11% from 15% a year ago.
0 comments Posted 15 Dec 2014 by Jason Hare Feed
The European Commission wants to make it easier for its software developers to submit patches and add new functionalities to open source projects. Contributing to open source communities will be made central to the EC’s new open source policy, expects Pierre Damas, Head of Sector at the Directorate... Read more
3 comments Posted 12 Dec 2014 by Gijs Hillenius Feed