Government

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

Community Spotlight: Andrew Krzmarzick, enabling open source and empowering citizens in government

five questions with an opensource contributor
As the Community Manager of GovLoop —a highly active online community connecting more than 50,000 public sector professionals—Andrew Krzmarzick...Read more

Brazil at forefront of open source initiatives

Open source in government
Since the workers’ party won the Brazilian Presidential election in 2003, an open source movement has continued to grow in government and public...Read more

Does your city need a better brand?

Open brand
Do governments care about branding? You bet they do. With today's economic climate, governments are looking for ways to get an economic edge and...Read more

How should a city's brand be created?

Open brand
Do governments care about branding? You bet they do. With today's economic climate, governments are looking for ways to get an economic edge and create jobs. One of the ways to get ahead today is to create a perception or a promise that the locale is business-friendly, innovative, creative, and high-tech.Read more

A new skepticism on open data?

Venn diagram of data types
Resistance to open data is much older than the concept of open data itself. Those who control—and/or benefit from the control of—data have...Read more

Sunlight Foundation's Eric Mill scouts out new developments in government

Transparency in government
Interested citizens and government professionals, meet your new pal, Scout. It sends you notifications when new developments in government happen—...Read more

UPDATE: Colorado is coding for their community

Code for Communities
UPDATE: Six mobile applications have been selected for teams to work on. Each app targets a different facet of the community where there is an...Read more

Scout: Sending you updates about government activity

Transparency in government
Recently, I created and launched a new website for the Sunlight Foundation called Scout . It's the product I'm the most proud of building in my three...Read more