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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.

two-way street sign

In recent weeks we've seen a number of projects in the area of collaborative legislation that...
rupee

Free and open source software (FOSS) plays an indispensable role in developing countries. As it is...
open source lightning talks

Do you see government as an institution without much room for growth and change? The open source...
locked up

Open Source for America has asked the White House to "Free the Code," meaning that the U.S. federal...
locked up

Open Source for America has asked the White House to "Free the Code," meaning that the U.S. federal government should share government-developed software under an open source license. OSFA's petition has since expired with not enough votes, but stay tuned for future efforts on this issue. Three top reasons they say the government should mandate open sourcing of custom federal software are:
Open data

In March 2012 I reported in a post entitled “ Open by design ” a paper by Harlan Yu and David...
five questions with an opensource contributor

As the Community Manager of GovLoop —a highly active online community connecting more than 50,000...
Open source in government

Since the workers’ party won the Brazilian Presidential election in 2003, an open source movement...