Articles tagged with government


How the current intellectual property landscape impacts open source

Doug Kim is a frequent lecturer on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and licensing, and will be speaking at POSSCON on Tuesday, April 14th. The title...Read more

5 benefits of using revision control in political groups

In this article, explore five potential benefits of using revision control to create policy documents, and how this process assists in the promotion...Read more

Why aren't governments as transparent as they could be?

While it would be hard to argue that the Internet hasn't made governments at all levels more open, they clearly are not as open as they could be, nor...Read more

Should governments develop their own software?

Government may not have been good at software development and innovation in the past, but open source is changing the equation.Read more

Who's leading the charge for transparency in democratic elections?

The pernicious effects of closed proprietary software reaches its peak of damaging the general public when it obscures the voting process in...Read more

The US government bids adieu to Clipper Chip

In a short notice published last month, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) announced it was retiring a number of Federal...Read more

2015: The year the UN resets the count

UN flag with open source in government text
Working at the bleeding edge of global development is about to get more lively. co-founder Mark Charmer argues the world needs the open...Read more

Best open source in government: policies, new tools, and case studies

Melanie Chernoff reflects on another great year for open source in government. She takes a look back at the articles published on this...Read more