Government

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

Four tips for building better apps for government

open government apps
Government CIOs have ample resources to do a great job for their communities and citizens. They have smart, well-intentioned people working for them...Read more

Do you have a cloud exit strategy? Here’s one clear path.

cloud in open government
The federal government’s march to the cloud has, at times, seemed more like a cautious ballet than anything else. While cloud-based projects are...Read more

What’s ahead for open source in government

open government two way
It’s a relatively quiet time for most governments around the world right now. Typically, during this time there are few new initiatives, policies, or...Read more

What open data policies can and should do

Open Data Policy
Authored by Laurenellen McCann, national policy manager for the Sunlight Foundation. As more communities recognize the power and possibilities of...Read more

How might you use the Open Data Policy Guidelines?

Open Data Policy
Authored by Laurenellen McCann, national policy manager for the Sunlight Foundation. As more communities recognize the power and possibilities of sharing public data online, there is an increasing need to articulate what it means to open data—and how to create policies that can not only support these efforts, but do so in a sustainable and ambitious way.Read more

The promise of the Commons: an interview with David Bollier

the commons governance
Originally posted on Shareable . Reposted under Creative Commons. Written by Cat Johnson, a freelance writer focused on community, the sharing...Read more

Open civic dialogue with text messaging

change by citizens
This is the second post in a short series in effort to recognize and celebrate the close of the 2013 Code for America Incubator. This new program was...Read more

The rise of the citizen CIO

Are citizen CIOs a threat to local governments or a blessing in disguise? With government IT departments producing more open data and participation...Read more