Government

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

How far does openness in government trickle down?

open data
What's it like to work for your state government? What kinds of software are approved for use? How far do you think openness in government trickles...Read more

One year later, delivering on the commitments of the open government partnership

transparency
September 20th marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the global Open Government Partnership (OGP) and the release of the U.S. National...Read more

Upcoming global discussion on open government, big data, and innovation

open government
The Gigabit City Summit is set to host a diverse, dynamic range of speakers on the topics of open government, big data, and innovation on Tuesday,...Read more

Five major standards organizations speak out

open data standards
What's going on at the International Telecommunications Union ? Earlier this month, the IEEE , Internet Architecture Board ( IAB ), Internet...Read more

The latest White House moves on open source: Connecting citizen developers to tools

Open the White House
This week, in the latest step to connect citizen developers with the tools they need to unlock government data, the White House updated their website...Read more

Is open source democratic?

community
In his recent post, Glyn Moody asks an important question: "Can open source be democratic?" He describes how free software emerged as a distributed,...Read more

Should your local government conduct an annual brand survey?

Can governments crowdsource their brand?
A recent poll asked about brand practices for cities and city governments . While the results are still coming in, it's clear that citizens want to be included in this process. Having an open, well-documented process is critical to achieving consensus. But what about the power of crowdsourcing? Should local governments leverage the power of their citizens and tap into public perception of their city?Read more

Can governments crowdsource their brand?

Can governments crowdsource their brand?
A recent poll asked about brand practices for cities and city governments . While the results are still coming in, it's clear that citizens want to...Read more