Government

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

Department of Commerce app challenge--an interview with Mike Kruger

Department of Commerce app challenge
Last month, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced a "Commerce Business Apps Challenge" to developers to look for innovative ways to utilize...Read more

The U.S. Government promotes open innovation--Is it now mainstream?

We live in an open source world
"We live in an open source world." For many readers of opensource.com, those words are probably a part of your daily life; in all likelihood, you...Read more

Community spotlight: 5 questions with system administrator Marek Mahut

Community spotlight: 5 questions with system administrator Marek Mahut
Meet Marek Mahut. He's a system administrator in Brno, Czech republic, works for Red Hat, and has an interest in the public sector—particularly in...Read more

LocalWiki project spawns open source communities

LocalWiki project spawns open source communities
Who says open source is all about code and hackathons have to stick to computer hacking? Code Across America is a different kind of open source...Read more

Open Data Handbook version 1.0

Open Data Handbook version 1.0
The Handbook discusses the ‘why, what and how’ of open data – why to go open, what open is, how to make data open and how to do useful things with it...Read more

How will you use the Open Data Handbook?

Open Data Handbook version 1.0
The Handbook discusses the ‘why, what and how’ of open data – why to go open, what open is, how to make data open and how to do useful things with it. Read on to find out more about what’s in the Handbook, who it’s for, and how you can get involved – for example by adding to and improving the Handbook, or by translating it into more languages.Read more

Open innovation--the passion behind the Civic Commons community

Open innovation--the passion behind the Civic Commons community
From the beginning, Civic Commons has been a dynamic community initiative. What began in January 2010 as a simple wiki of open government policies...Read more

OpenForum Europe finds trademark references in IT procurements widespread, break rules

OpenForum Europe finds increase in IT procurement trademarks references
Report: 'Contracting authorities must take exit costs into account' Public administrations that are procuring IT services and software must add to...Read more