Government

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

History of open source in government

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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

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