Government

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

The Accumulo challenge, part II

To compete or collaborate
In Part I , we discussed the Senate Armed Services Committee (SACS)'s attempt to hobble the open source Accumulo project in the DOD. They directed...Read more

Free, open ebook offers ideas for rebooting American government

How would you reboot American government?
In 2008, representatives of the Personal Democracy Forum sent dozens of writers, pundits, politicians, entrepreneurs, researchers, and think-tankers...Read more

An open source city takes shape: Open, online tools and data

An open source city takes shape: Open, online tools and data
Open government scored another victory when the City of Raleigh announced the Open Raleigh initiative —an online repository with open data, web and...Read more

European Parliament expects open source usage report

European Parliament expects open source usage report
The European Parliament's Directorate General for Innovation and Technological Support is to produce report on the EP's free and open source software...Read more

The Accumulo challenge, part I

The Accumulo challenge, part I
The dozens of software projects launched in the wake of Google's Big Table and Map Reduce papers have changed the way we handle large datasets. Like...Read more

The US government’s digital strategy: The new benchmark and some lessons

The US government’s digital strategy
The White House recently launched its new roadmap for digital government . This included the publication of Digital Government: Building a 21st...Read more

Larry Lessig: The corruption of the American political system

Larry Lessig: The corruption of the American political system
Two years ago, I interviewed law professor, author, and Creative Commons co-founder Larry Lessig to discuss his work on institutional corruption and...Read more

What open source can teach government officials

What open source can teach government officials
What started with a unanimous vote to adopt an open source resolution eventually became a long-term commitment to the open source way. How many of...Read more