Government

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

Drupal shop in the DC area makes technology work for the unemployed

change through open government
When the US Federal government shutdown from October 1 - 16 this year, a small Drupal shop in the Washington DC area turned a list of freelance gigs...Read more

Open data should be for justice

open data in government
These are my reflections on CityCamp Minnesota 2013, which occurred at St. Thomas in Minneapolis on November 9, 2013. What was it, and what worked...Read more

The European Commission's Neelie Kroes believes in open

Neelie Kroes, VP of the European Commission (EC)
Neelie Kroes, VP of the European Commission (EC), has a website called Comment Neelie to initiate and maintain a two-way conversation between herself...Read more

The Federal Trade Commission sets its sights on Patent Aggression Entities

patent reform
Just before the shutdown of the Federal Government last month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took a first and important step to examine critical...Read more

How a hackathon can transform your community

Hack the Stacks
What started as an uphill battle in Burlington, Vermont on the National Day of Civic Hacking in June 2013, transversed into an understanding between...Read more

How civic hackers can build apps that last

open government apps
This is a condensed version of the blog post: Hey Civic Hackers! How about leaving the ninja skills at home and building really useful applications?...Read more

Free software and comparative evaluation in the Italian Public Administration

not confidential government software
The on-going debate regarding the use of free and open source software in the Italian Public Administration (PA) seems to be coming to a satisfactory...Read more

Rebuilding Ecuador's economy with open source principles

a new dawn with open source
Here’s a development that could have enormous global implications for the search for a new commons-based economic paradigm. Working with an academic...Read more