Applying open source principles to government
At opensource.com, we look at the intersection of open source and government, with a special focus on the ways governments adopt and release new technologies and can cultivate open source communities. We document the way that open source principles—participation, transparency, collaboration, sharing, meritocracy, community, and rapid prototyping—have enormous value beyond the technology sector. Citizen movements around open voting, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request tracking, and even crowdsourced legislation, represent a growing trend of open source principles within government.
This collection features stories about government initiatives around the world, from the first two years of opensource.com. They illustrate the impact of open source on government and vice versa. There is a long journey left and we hope you'll share your experiences with us.
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Articles in this eBook
- Open government, what is it really?
—Pia Waugh, Adviser to Senator Kate Lundy
- The U.S. Government promotes open innovation—Is it now mainstream?
—Mark Bohannon, Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Global Public Policy at Red Hat
- How Consumer Finance made open source both a policy and a mission
—John Scott, Technologist in the Department of Defense and US Government
- History of open source in government
—Gunnar Hellekson, Chief Technology Strategist for Red Hat's US Public Sector group
- Building a Civic Commons
—Abhi Nemani, Director of Strategy and Communications at Code for America
- Creating legislation the open source way
—Marek Mahut, System Engineer for Red Hat Czech
- How federal agencies can implement and benefit from transparency
—Tom Moritz, Project Director at Sonoma Valley Heritage Coalition
- Five essential elements of an open government unconference
—Jason Hibbets, Project Manager in Corporate Marketing at Red Hat
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