Government

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

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

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