Government

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

Copyright paradigm shift in visegrad countries

Copyright paradigm shift in visegrad countries
The field of copyright is associated with important cultural, social, and technological aspects, all of which have to be taken into account when...Read more

How open is too open?

How open is too open?
Last month, we posted a survey asking, " If you could open one of the following data sets tomorrow, which one would you open and why? " We got a...Read more

Iceland's public administrations moving towards open source

Iceland's public administrations moving towards open source
All public administrations in Iceland are increasing their use of free and open source software. The country's government recently launched a one...Read more

Open source has a cyber security posse heading to POSSCON

Open source has a cyber security posse heading to POSSCON
One of my favorite projects I have the good fortune to be contributing to was created by the US Department of Homeland Security Science and...Read more

Pushing for open data? 3 steps to consider

Pushing for open data? 3 steps to consider
Open Data is fast becoming a ‘hot topic’ in government. I’m proud to see my colleagues & fellow open gov supporters helping governments around...Read more

The Code for America brigade effect

The Code for America 'brigade effect'
Have you ever seen results from your community engagement and realized the impact of your efforts? We recently told you about the LocalWiki project...Read more

Open States project achieves grand milestone

Open States project achieves grand milestone
Three years ago at PyCon 2009 , we had the first PyCon Open Government Hackathon. Our big project was Open States (then the 50 State Project). The...Read more

Transparency isn't a cost – it's a cost saver

Transparency isn’t a cost – it’s a cost saver
Last month, Don Drummond - a leading economist hired by the Ontario government to review how the province delivers services in the face of declining...Read more