Government

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

US Department of State unveils Open Book Project

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In late January, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unveiled the Open Book Project ( remarks , project page , press notice ), an initiative to...Read more

Bring openness to your local government with Code Across America

Code Across America
Code Across America is scheduled for February 22-24. It will be a weekend of community building and moving the needle for more openness in local...Read more

International Open Data Hackathon Wiki now live

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The wiki The Open Data Day wiki (sans logo, so a little rough around the edges) is now live and ready for action. The wiki is where organizers can...Read more

Open source tackles city permit process with OpenCounter

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The City of Santa Cruz is the smallest community to ever partner with Code for America , but it had one of the largest problems to solve: how to make...Read more

Danish municipalities using open source to innovate and collaborate

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Danish municipalities are increasingly using free and open source software for collaboration and innovation of ICT solutions. More than 10% of the...Read more

Open source initiatives can strengthen cities’ downtown revitalization

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The open government movement in the United States is well underway, though still brand new in terms relative to the pace of the workings of...Read more

OpenOakland: Another city learns the value of open communication

Government can't be a vending machine
I recently co-founded an organization called OpenOakland with Code for America alumni Eddie Tejeda. One of our passions was that we both believe that...Read more

Government tech stakeholders gather at state hackathon

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Great things for open government happened last year on November 15-16 at the 4th annual Capitol Camp event, organized and hosted by the New York...Read more