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

Open source Python-based Freedom of Information platform

government vending machine
I’m happy to announce the Version 3 release of Froide , the open source, Python-based platform for running Freedom of Information portals: allowing...Read more

Open Source, Open Standards 2013 conference report

Open Source, Open Standards 2013 conference report
Last week Open Source, Open Standards 2013 took place in London, an event focused on the public sector. Naturally these being two topics we’re very...Read more

Got Code? App Challenge

Citizen participation
"Got code?" is the theme of the Alameda County Apps Challenge 2013.1, the second in a series of unique day-long events designed to challenge the...Read more

Solutions for government agencies to empower citizens

government and citizens
Meet Kris Trujillo, Senior Software Architect at Accela. I met Trujillo at last year's CityCamp Colorado and was curious about how Accela is...Read more

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

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