Government

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

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

Why I love OwnCloud: answer to Dropbox lock-in

open source in the cloud
I recently covered the release of Dropbox platform and my thoughts on the impending cloud storage lock-in. I was also fortunate enough to run across...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

Should your government consider a "request for partnership" to prevent duplication and save tax-payer dollars in IT?

duplication
If you’re familiar with any type of government procurement process, it usually involves an RFP—a request for proposal. But today, with declining revenues and limited resources, the approach to partnerships and getting work done may change within government in the near future. I forsee a shift from the traditional RFP process to a request for partnership .Read more

Hacking government procurement with a new RFP

duplication
If you’re familiar with any type of government procurement process, it usually involves an RFP—a request for proposal. But today, with declining...Read more

10 tools to help open source cities maintain transparency

tranparency for open government
Today, transparency is a critical aspect in all areas of government. With Internet access, citizens are looking for more information about what is...Read more

What the future holds for an open source city

open source city
The future for Raleigh, NC as an open global city is very promising. There is a strong, participatory culture that is both leading and adding value...Read more

Open Contracting Principles reflect norms and best practices from around the world

open data in government
Authored by Lindsey Marchessault Over the past year, the Open Contracting Partnership (OCP) has facilitated a global consultation process to create a...Read more