Government

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

Who could not be against lock-in for government ICT systems?

open source government ICT systems
The European Commission (EC) recently published an important report , officially a Communication: Against lock-in: building open ICT systems using...Read more

Driving better governance with open source

open source governance and collaborative risk
"Ten years ago, open source—notably Linux—was often labelled a ‘fad’ or destined for the ‘hobbyist’ market,” said Mark Bohannon, Vice President for...Read more

On a mission to change the citizen experience

The Dave and Gunnar Show
In this episode of the Dave and Gunnar Show, I interviewed opensource.com's lead project manager, Jason Hibbets. He recently self-published a book...Read more

Get funded with OpenGov Grants

open government grants
We know how challenging fundraising can be. You start an innovative project using technology to make government more open and accessible and halfway...Read more

Content management tools for community boards

CMS in open government
NYC Community Board offices all have filing cabinets overflowing with hundreds of paper folders containing documents related to land use in their...Read more

Open source by default?

open government
"Over the last ten years, open source has become unremarkable. I think that’s a great achievement. We no longer argue about whether it’s secure or...Read more

The five elements of an open source city

open source city
How can you apply the concepts of open source to a living, breathing city? An open source city is a blend of open culture, open government policies,...Read more

Which of these characteristics is most important to start a local open government movement?

open source city
How can you apply the concepts of open source to a living, breathing city? An open source city is a blend of open culture, open government policies, and economic development. I derived these characteristics based on my experiences and while writing my book, The foundation for an open source city . Characteristics such as collaboration, participation, transparency, rapid prototyping, and many others can be applied to any city that wants to create an open source culture. Let's take a look at these characteristics in more detail.Read more