Government

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

Kansas City explores open government, civic life, and innovation

Kansas City explores open government, civic life, and innovation
The exploration of open government and civic participation in Kansas City has already begun. This weekend, a new chapter begins. A chapter that will...Read more

Open data takes a ride with Geeks on DaBus

Open data takes a ride with geeks on DaBus
One of the first publicly available open dataset/API from the City & County of Honolulu is the one made available by O`ahu Transit Services,...Read more

Is vendor lock-in costing Helsinki 3.4 million Euros per year?

Is vendor lock-in costing Helsinki 3.4 million Euros per year?
A report on the City of Helsinki's pilot project for the use of OpenOffice in the public administrations leaves the public with more questions than...Read more

Code for America recruiting startups for Civic Startup Accelerator

Code for America's recruiting startups for Civic Startup Accelerator
Soon after we launched the Code for America (CfA) fellowship, we realized that to accomplish the kind of change we were seeking not only would...Read more

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on open source and "growing the pie"

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on open source and "growing the pie"
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently announced one of the most progressive open source policies in the US government. They...Read more

World Bank announces open access policy

World Bank announces open access policy
World Bank stakes leadership position by announcing open access policy and launching open knowledge repository under Creative Commons. The World Bank...Read more

How Consumer Finance made open source both a policy and a mission

How the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau made open source both a policy and
For the first time a U.S. Federal Agency, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), has come out with a policy that clearly delineates how...Read more

Next generation open data: Personal data access

Next generation open data: Personal data access
Last Monday I had the pleasure of being in Mexico City for the OECD's (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) High Level Meeting on...Read more