Government

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

Are politics preventing your local government from being innovative?

Can government agencies be innovative?
Six reasons why government is not more innovative Steve Denning recently wrote a great post titled How To Make Government Innovative Again . In his post Denning asks the following: Why isn’t the Government generally more agile? Why isn’t innovation part of everything government does? Denning’s answer to these questions are: "Simple. The constraints on talented people who work in government agencies are enormous." Denning lists six reasons why government is not more innovative.Read more

The next generation of open source software procurement models

The next generation of open source software procurement models
Swedish Framework Agreement Overcomes FUD, Inertia, Risks and Other Barriers One year ago, the new Swedish framework agreement for the procurement of...Read more

Public policy: The big opportunity for health record data

Public policy: The big opportunity for health record data
A few weeks ago Colin Hansen - a politician in the governing party in British Columbia (BC) - penned an op-ed in the Vancouver Sun entitled Unlocking...Read more

Find civic engagement tools and their stories at Engagement Commons beta

Find civic engagement tools and their stories at Engagement Commons beta
With civic engagement becoming an increasingly critical component of successful governance in the 21st century, cities around the world are seeking...Read more

Government and library open data using Creative Commons tools

Government and library open data using Creative Commons tools
The last few months has seen a growth in open data, particularly from governments and libraries. Among the more recent open data adopters are the...Read more

History of open source in government

pssst! open source in use here
It is difficult to imagine the Federal government moving in one well-coordinated direction on any matter, and so it has been with the adoption of...Read more

Sharing the open source journey with Kansas City

Sharing the open source journey with Kansas City
The first half of CityCamp Kansas City was productive, collaborative, and eye-opening. The morning was overflowing with open source knowledge, the...Read more

EveryVote: An open source platform with a side of democratic collaboration

EveryVote: An open source platform with a side of democratic collaboration
You want to get more involved with your government, but the red tape and politics are overwhelming. Maybe you just want "the facts" to make your own...Read more