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

Why some governments are struggling with open source implementation

Tug of war
Observing the open source public policy landscape over the past several months, one couldn’t be blamed for feeling optimistic. Government after...Read more

Majority in Bern council tells Swiss city to switch to open source

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A clear majority in the council of the Swiss city of Bern has voted for a switch to free and open source IT solutions. It instructs the city's IT...Read more

Top 10 open government posts from 2012

Open government year in review
It's been a great year for the open source movement in government. I feel like we've moved the needle on the transparency, collaboration, and...Read more

What government can learn from open source

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I wanted to share my notes with you all from this TED talk with Clay Shirky. You can watch the video —and I recommend that you do—but since I took...Read more

EU Commissioner Kroes articulates benefits of open source and open standards

European Commission
In a well done video, released in mid-December, Neelie Kroes, the European Commission’s Vice President for the Digital Agenda, articulates the...Read more

The U.K. Cabinet Office solves the open standards policy conundrum

two countries
Governments certainly have more than enough to concern themselves with these days—financial crises, natural disasters and terrorism, to name just a...Read more

Revamping the first open source groupware solution

Finding the right path
Many heroes will remain unsung because there is no-one to tell their story. I first came across this story over eight years ago, and three years ago...Read more

What does open government mean to you?

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Open government means different things to different people. Is it about transparency, collaboration, or participation? Maybe it’s a combination of...Read more