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

Community Spotlight: Denis Parfenov, restoring trust in politics through open government

5 Questions with...
According to the 2012 Web Index Report , modern technologies are critically under utilized in Ireland—making the work of citizens like Denis Parfenov...Read more

Can we upgrade democracy with open source version control?

a new dawn
As Luis Ibanez pointed out on Friday, Clay Shirky's latest TED Talk—exploring what open source version control systems may mean for democracy—is...Read more

Open source in U.S. government in five minutes

open source lightning talks
Gunnar Hellekson, Technology Strategist for Red Hat's U.S. Public Sector Group, presents a timeline created by tying together data about software the...Read more

Clay Shirky on how the Internet will one day transform government

Government two way
Clay Shirky has done it again. In a fascinating TED Talk, Shirky examines the impact that collaboration tools developed for and by open source...Read more

CTO Park: Doing business with the Federal government should be EZ

open white house
U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and Director of New Media for the White House Macon Phillips held a roundtable at North Carolina Central...Read more

One-day of innovation for Colorado municipal governments and community organizations

Citizen participation
Open Colorado is announcing the third annual CityCamp Colorado unconference scheduled for Friday, October 26, 2012. The unconference will bring...Read more

Hacking on code and culture: Failure as validated learning

Taking collaborative risks
Open source is about more than the code, it’s about the culture. The open culture that many open source communities embrace is entrenched in...Read more

Beth Noveck predicts two phases of open government in TED Talk

A new dawn
I recently watched a new TED Talk by the first and former White House Deputy CTO Beth Noveck, delivered in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is really the...Read more