Government

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

Thoughts on the White House Executive Order on open data

open data across US parties
As those steeped in the policy wonk geekery of open data are likely already aware, last Thursday the President of the United States issued an...Read more

Civic coding strengthens open source skills

civic hacking in government
I’ve been thinking a bit too much lately about GitHub and Drupal.org . More broadly, I’ve had my mind on open source + community. Sometimes this is...Read more

Transparency Camp event report and review of new tools

Transparency Camp event report
I got bitten at camp this weekend, but indifference would have been the only relevant repellant and thankfully, I'm allergic to that. Here's what I...Read more

Impact of open by default on local government

open by default in local government
Recently there has been a lot of buzz around the release of the White House’s new Open Data Policy in Memorandum M-13-13 . For those of you that may...Read more

Top 5 misconceptions about open source in government programs

open source in government programs
On March 15, 2013, ComputerWeekly.com, the “leading provider of news, analysis, opinion, information and services for the UK IT community” published...Read more

A directory for open data projects

Open Data Directory
Open (government) data as it is understood nowadays can still be considered a new concept. It started to gain traction worldwide since the Obama memo...Read more

Default to open data: an Executive Order

Last week, The White House published an Executive Order by which the default method for government data collection and dissemination must now be:Read more

Open data: Meaningful, visual information

Heat map of Raleigh open permit data
One of the keys to a successful open data portal is to make it useful for the end user. Citizens and developers should be able to understand data...Read more