Government

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

Public access to scientific research endorsed by White House

a new dawn
The White House responded last week to the petition: Increasing Public Access to the Results of Scientific Research . It was posted to the We the...Read more

Open States gathers legislative data from all 50 states

open states
After more than four years of work from volunteers and a full-time team here at Sunlight we're immensely proud to launch the full Open States site...Read more

Open Source for America awards: Nominate someone today

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Open Source for America ( OSFA ) announced today the opening of its nomination period for the annual OSFA awards. Each year, the organization...Read more

Using open data for regional collaboration

puzzle
I have a regional, collaborative philosophy of open data initiatives and municipalities. In North Carolina, the cities of Cary, Raleigh, Durham, and...Read more

US Department of State unveils Open Book Project

open education resource
In late January, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unveiled the Open Book Project ( remarks , project page , press notice ), an initiative to...Read more

Bring openness to your local government with Code Across America

Code Across America
Code Across America is scheduled for February 22-24. It will be a weekend of community building and moving the needle for more openness in local...Read more

International Open Data Hackathon Wiki now live

open data standards
The wiki The Open Data Day wiki (sans logo, so a little rough around the edges) is now live and ready for action. The wiki is where organizers can...Read more

Open source tackles city permit process with OpenCounter

liberate docs
The City of Santa Cruz is the smallest community to ever partner with Code for America , but it had one of the largest problems to solve: how to make...Read more