Government

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

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

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

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

wavegraph
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