Government

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

Open government beyond open data and transparency

a new dawn
The term "Open Government" (OG, hereafter) has been used since the 70s to refer to the effort to reduce bureaucratic opacity and open up governments...Read more

Open-DO: Open source for safety-critical systems

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Open source is used just about everywhere, but when it comes to "safety-critical" systems, like software that flies planes or controls medical...Read more

Winning a presidential election the open source way

Standing on the shoulder of giants
One of the ways Obama won the 2012 election was with technology. It wasn’t the only way, but technology offered one thing that feet on the street...Read more

Gov 2.0 rises to the next level: Open data in action

two way government
For many, Gov 2.0 is about putting government in the hands of citizens. Whether it’s a mobile app alerting residents to a local meeting or checking...Read more

European Commission digital agenda and cloud strategy

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The European Commission (EC), the central governing body of the EU, has in the past several years pursued ICT policies that increasingly have been...Read more

Death Star petition inspires citizen collaboration

public domain
In October, I used "We the People" as an example of how to get citizens engaged with government in an open manner. In November, those engaged...Read more

Open government and civic engagement at SXSW

Citizen participation
From the stage of the South by Southwest festival (SXSW), Code for America Founder and Executive Director, Jennifer Pahlka, announced they are now...Read more

Fix a bug every 8.7 minutes

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With almost 30 years of active development under its belt, BRL-CAD is believed to be the second oldest open source codebase in the world that’s still...Read more