Government

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

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

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

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

HuffPost releases Pollster, an open source API for managing election polling, fostering transparency

Transparency
In case you haven't noticed, it's an election year in the United States. And with the election in full swing, there is a plethora of data, from a...Read more

Open Source for America asks U.S. government to "Free the Code"

Open Source for America logo
Open Source for America launched a petition Thursday to "Free the Code," an effort to encourage the U.S. federal government to release custom-...Read more