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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

You can now petition the European Union to 'fix my document'

Open Forum Europe has initiated an effort to help the European Union (EU) institutions live up to their commitments to support open document formats...Read more

OpenStreetMap: Help us #MapLesotho

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...Read more

2015: The year the UN resets the count

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...Read more

Open data partnership between city and county of Durham, NC

The City of Durham and Durham County governments in North Carolina are embarking on an open data partnership that will lay the groundwork for...Read more

Best open source in government: policies, new tools, and case studies

Melanie Chernoff reflects on another great year for open source in government. She takes a look back at the articles published on this...Read more

Open data portals should be API [First]

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...Read more

The year in local open data

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...Read more