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

open source democracy

There's a new twist on election day—giving feedback on your voting experience. U.S. citizens voting...
open standards announcement

Last week, the UK Cabinet Office released its Open Standards Principles: For software...
Flooding from Hurricane Sandy

The 9-1-1 system is overwhelmed with real emergencies during weather events like Hurricane Sandy,...
giving back with open source

Smaller governments, typically those in rural towns, don’t have the IT capacity to foster serious...
Race for Reuse

The Code for America Brigade recently launched Race for Reuse . It's a different kind of contest...
Race for Reuse

The Code for America Brigade recently launched Race for Reuse . It's a different kind of contest that aims to increase adoption of existing open source projects with real dollars. The goal isn't to build something brand new—it's to encourage volunteer teams (called "brigades") across the U.S. to stand up and support existing open source projects. Because one of the more difficult parts of deploying open source apps is building the user community around the projects and getting citizens engaged. There are four apps that brigades are competing with:
open source in the military

While preparing to attend the 4th Military Open Source Working Group meeting, it was refreshing and...
Code for America buttons

My love affair with cities, San Francisco in particular, started early. Though my parents moved...