About Open* Government


How open source software builds strong roots for better governance

UN flag with open source in government text
A strong society has a common ownership of its critical infrastructure. co-founder Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson discusses why open source...Read more

Will voting systems adopt open source?

Brent Turner of the California Association of Voting Officials (CAVO) talks with us about the unfortunate trend for vendors to "openwash" their...Read more

5 benefits of using revision control in political groups

In this article, explore five potential benefits of using revision control to create policy documents, and how this process assists in the promotion...Read more

Why aren't governments as transparent as they could be?

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...Read more

Should governments develop their own software?

Government may not have been good at software development and innovation in the past, but open source is changing the equation.Read more

Who's leading the charge for transparency in democratic elections?

The pernicious effects of closed proprietary software reaches its peak of damaging the general public when it obscures the voting process in...Read more

Cities need to be able to earn digital badges

How could communities earn the distinction of being a digital city? Wisely implemented, digital badges can help individuals and communities focus...Read more

The US government bids adieu to Clipper Chip

In a short notice published last month, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) announced it was retiring a number of Federal...Read more