Government

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

DemocracyOS promotes civic engagement on both sides

Pia Mancini discusses the challenges DemocracyOS faces and how Democracia en Red is planning to overcome themRead more

OpenStreetMap's 10th birthday, open source medical devices, and more

Open source news for your reading pleasure. August 9 - 15, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at...Read more

Why isn't all government software open source?

Three things that need to change for government to open source all software it creates.Read more

North Carolina says "no" to patent trolls

North Carolina became the latest state to take a stand against patent trolls when NC Governor Pat McCrory signed a new law last week aimed at...Read more

Real debate between citizens and officials with DemocracyOS

In this interview with Pia Mancini, I investigate the technologies and background of DemocracyOS, a platform for open government.Read more

OpenStack as the future of the cloud, CoreOS, and more

Open source news for your reading pleasure. July 26 - August 1, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at...Read more

UK government makes "big step forward" on open document standards

As previously reported on Opensource.com, the government of the United Kingdom forcefully signaled its intention earlier this year to mandate the...Read more

New Relic's Centurion Docker deployment tool, DIY brain scanners, and more

Open source news for your reading pleasure. June 14 - 20, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we check out New Relic's...Read more