Government

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

Danish municipalities using open source to innovate and collaborate

gov commons
Danish municipalities are increasingly using free and open source software for collaboration and innovation of ICT solutions. More than 10% of the...Read more

Open source initiatives can strengthen cities’ downtown revitalization

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The open government movement in the United States is well underway, though still brand new in terms relative to the pace of the workings of...Read more

OpenOakland: Another city learns the value of open communication

Government can't be a vending machine
I recently co-founded an organization called OpenOakland with Code for America alumni Eddie Tejeda. One of our passions was that we both believe that...Read more

Government tech stakeholders gather at state hackathon

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Great things for open government happened last year on November 15-16 at the 4th annual Capitol Camp event, organized and hosted by the New York...Read more

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

Top 10 FOSS issues of 2012

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The year 2012 had many important FOSS legal developments which reflects the continued increase in FOSS use. FOSS projects have increased from 600,000...Read more

FOSS takes precedence in Italy

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At the end of August I wrote a short post about an important reform that modified the rules for software adoption within the Italian public...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