Government

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

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

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

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

Driving innovation with open source

FutureGov event report
On May 22, eighteen senior officials from the Singapore Government gathered at the FutureGov lunch briefing Open Source, Open Government —to discuss...Read more

White House takes executive action to curb patent abuse

Patent reform
The White House on Tuesday announced a broad set of legislative recommendations for Congress and executive actions aimed at thwarting abusive patent...Read more

Checkbook NYC advances civic open source

planning for open source release in government
New York City Comptroller John Liu is about to do something we need to see more often in government. This week, his office is open sourcing the code...Read more

Hacking the change you want to see

hacking for change in open government
On June 1, the City of Oakland will co-host ReWrite Oakland as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking . ReWrite Oakland will be an all day...Read more

The Dave and Gunnar Show: Episode 10, Go Ugly Early

The Dave and Gunnar Show podcast
The Dave and Gunnar Show is a new podcast series talking about government, open source, and a sprinkling of Red Hat projects. I recently discovered...Read more