What action or organization did the most to advance open government in the U.S. in 2011?

Posted 20 Dec 2011 by 

Jason Hibbets (Red Hat)
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What action or organization did the most to advance open government in the U.S.
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The formation of Open Government Partnership
13% (3 votes)
We The People (White House)
17% (4 votes)
Open source VistA (VA)
4% (1 vote)
An open source IT dashboard (US CIO)
13% (3 votes)
An open source data.gov (Open Government Partnership)
38% (9 votes)
Release of Open311 dashboard (Code for America)
8% (2 votes)
Other (add in the comments)
8% (2 votes)
Total votes: 24

What a year for open government. Lots of data was opened, governments worldwide started to collaborate and become more transparent, platforms were created, partnerships were formed, and Code for America wrapped up a successful year. That's just the tip of iceberg.

I'd like to ask you: What do you think advanced open government the most in 2011?

Was it the formation of the Open Government Partnership, the launch of We The People, an open source IT Dashboard, Open source VistA, the release of Open311 dashboard by Code for America, data.gov being open sourced, or something else?

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Jason Hibbets is a senior community evangelist in Corporate Marketing at Red Hat where he is a community manager for Opensource.com. He has been with Red Hat since 2003 and is the author of The foundation for an open source city. Prior roles include senior marketing specialist, project manager, Red Hat Knowledgebase maintainer, and support engineer. Follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets

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