Poll: The world's first open source city

Poll: The world's first open source city
Image by opensource.com
submit to reddit
 
(3 votes)
Which city is primed to be the open source capital of the world?
Montreal, QC - Canada
12.5% (70 votes)
Raleigh, NC - USA
53.4% (299 votes)
Portland, OR - USA
34.1% (191 votes)

I posted an article earlier this week claiming Raleigh, NC is primed to be an open source hub. In the comments, Evan Prodromou shared a similar and coincidentally timed blog post: Montreal the Open Source startup hub.

The race was on. Then Portland, OR joined the open source city conversation via Twitter.

Tell us what you think and add any comments on why your city should be considered in a future poll.

""
Creative Commons License

3 Comments

Delano Mandelbaum's picture

It'll be a long, challenging road for any city to become the world's open source city. I imagine there are other places that would be interested as well but regardless of which, if any, becomes the clear leader in open source software, working towards that goal is great for everyone involved.

melanie's picture
Open Source Evangelist

Of course, I voted for Raleigh, but surprised there's no SF contingent here...

aseavey's picture
Open Minded

Love Raleigh, too, but Tallinn, Estonia, beat everyone by a decade.

http://www.osor.eu/studies/open-source-software-in-estonia-a-long-term-p...