Government

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

Community spotlight: 5 questions with John Scott, founder of MIL-OSS and Open Source for America

Community spotlight: 5 questions with John Scott, military software development
Meet John Scott. He is a systems engineer in Alexandria, Virginia. Scott has worked extensively on open source software policy for the US government...Read more

How San Francisco can get its gov 2.0 groove back

How San Francisco can get its gov 2.0 groove back
There’s been a great deal of discussion lately around the topic of government innovation , especially here in San Francisco, with the appointment of...Read more

Two reasons I love blogging: Helping out great communities

Two reasons I love blogging: Helping out great communities
Non profits and governments...this is how open source works: If someone is doing something that is of value to you, help make it better. There have...Read more

How to get your city to pass an open government policy

How to get your city to pass an open government policy
Raleigh, NC—City Council adopts open source policy Today, the Raleigh City Council passed an Open Source Government Resolution, unanimously ,...Read more

2012: Open innovation for government

2012: Open innovation for government
As we turn the calendar to the new year, we'd like to take a moment to reflect on what we've done here at Civic Commons over the past year, what we'...Read more

Open thread: An open House of Representatives?

Open thread: An open House of Representatives?
Today, the US House of Representatives is hosting a 2-day conference about how they can be more open and transparent about what they do under the...Read more

Solving the common standards problem in the open data space

Solving the common standards problem in the open data space
Last year during my Open Government Data Camp keynote speech on The State of Open Data 2011 I mentioned how I thought the central challenge for open...Read more

How far should openness extend?

How far should openness extend?
Selling the idea of open data seems straightforward. If taxpayers paid for it, a government should share it. But there have to be exceptions for...Read more