Government

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

Why keep Open States going?

Why Open States?
After the closure of Sunlight Labs, the Open States project is heading in a new direction.Read more

An introduction to Mozilla's Secure Open Source Fund

An introduction to Mozilla's Secure Open Source Fund
The SOS Fund is a new effort at Mozilla to support security audits and remediation for open source software projects.Read more

Open data as a game

Open data as a game
People like games, but don't really understand data. If you can map the data to a game, people can learn about it without having to pore over reams...Read more

U.S. government seeks reduced use of custom software, releases new policy to 'free the code'

U.S. government seeks reduced use of custom software, releases new policy to 'free the code'
The release by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the U.S. Federal Source Code Policy on August 8th achieves the goal laid out in the Obama...Read more

Creating affordable solutions with open source tools

Creating affordable solutions for small government groups with open source tools
Open source is often the heart of many civic technology solutions because using open source leverages the minds of many. Small web solution providers...Read more

Govstrap.io enables rapid deployment of UK government websites

Govstrap.io enables rapid deployment of UK government websites
United Kingdom government websites can now be deployed within minutes by re-using the familiar theme produced by Government Digital Services (GDS) in...Read more

The current state of open data in the US government

The current state of open data in the US government
The importance of open data in government, the current state of open data in government, and what we need to do to implement true open data.Read more

Why open data matters today

Why open data matters
Martin Yan says the public needs to keep pushing to make government data more easily accessible than ever.Read more