Government

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

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

European Commission digital agenda and cloud strategy

eu flag
The European Commission (EC), the central governing body of the EU, has in the past several years pursued ICT policies that increasingly have been...Read more

Death Star petition inspires citizen collaboration

public domain
In October, I used "We the People" as an example of how to get citizens engaged with government in an open manner. In November, those engaged...Read more

Open government and civic engagement at SXSW

Citizen participation
From the stage of the South by Southwest festival (SXSW), Code for America Founder and Executive Director, Jennifer Pahlka, announced they are now...Read more

Fix a bug every 8.7 minutes

bugs
With almost 30 years of active development under its belt, BRL-CAD is believed to be the second oldest open source codebase in the world that’s still...Read more

Gluster rocks the vote

government and citizens
Rock the Vote needed a way to manage the fast growth of the data handled by its Web-based voter registration application. The organization turned to...Read more

Exploring open source software developed for European libraries

open source libraries
Developers and project managers involved in open source software projects for public libraries in Denmark, France, the Netherlands, and the Czech...Read more