Government

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

Why we need an open model to design and evaluate public policy

Why we need an open model to design and evaluate public policy
Imagine an app that allows citizens to test drive proposed policies to determine the future in which they want to live. Learn more about Government...Read more

Best of Opensource.com: Government

Best of Opensource.com: Government
Our year-end review of Opensource.com’s top government stories underscores the observation that the main question before governments today is not...Read more

Students and professors work across the aisle during Election Night Hackathon

Students and professors work across the aisle during Election Night Hackathon
Over 140 students from across campus and across departments gathered together as the election night results rolled in to work on a range of civic...Read more

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

Georgia state government earns national recognition for web accessibility

Georgia state government earns national recognition for web accessibility
The state of Georgia was nationally recognized last month by the National Association of State CIOs for its Accessible Platform Initiative .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