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Open source technologies, communities, and methodologies are playing an increasingly important role in international governments and policy-making. Learn more about open government.

Take an active role in shaping your country by contributing to open source code.

Here's how government workers at the City of San Jose adopted Agile methods to boost efficiency and productivity.
cutting through lock-in

New open source tool extracts complex data from PDF docs, no programming skills required.
1776 and Red Hat bring together top "open" thinkers

How will open source enable new possibilities for social and economic growth?
Why Oil States is good for open source

A victory for technology companies and innovators who face threats of patent litigation from entities that abuse the system.
How governments and citizens used open source to solve human problems in 2017

Articles about how open source is helping solve human problems resonated with Opensource.com readers in 2017.
Election night hackathon supports civic engagement

Rochester Institute of Technology students develop open source community projects as election results come in.
How open government is helping with hurricane relief

In the aftermath of a natural disaster, embracing open government principles—such as open data, collaboration between citizens and government, and transparency—can save lives.