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Is there a civic hacker in you?

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.Read more

High hopes for open web portal for NY State

Open New York web portal provides general categories including education, economic development, energy and environment, and many more. A special...Read more

The Citadel reveals open data findings

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...Read more

European Union's 5-year roadmap for IT and open source

After months of preparation, the European Commission (EC) released its broad 5-year roadmap in early May for information and communications...Read more

Citizen engagement is different at an unconference

CityCamp NC, now in its fifth year, brings an entrepreneurial spirit to citizen-problem solving. CityCamp NC is an annual, citizen-led unconference,...Read more

The encryption 'access' debate heats up

Even as the US government bids adieu to Clipper Chip, an infamous episode that influenced the cryptography debate for years, there is renewed focus...Read more

Indian government includes open source in RFPs

The Government of India has implemented a remarkable new policy-level change for open source software (OSS) deployment. The Ministry of Communication...Read more

How changed the way the US DoD develops software

While government software developers collaborate well today, 2009 was a different story. Much of the software was redundant, locked up by vendors and...Read more