Government

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

Citizen engagement is different at an unconference

CityCamp NC, now in its fifth year, brings an entrepreneurial spirit to citizen-problem solving. CityCamp NC is an annual, citizen-led unconference,...Read more

The encryption 'access' debate heats up

Even as the US government bids adieu to Clipper Chip, an infamous episode that influenced the cryptography debate for years, there is renewed focus...Read more

Indian government includes open source in RFPs

The Government of India has implemented a remarkable new policy-level change for open source software (OSS) deployment. The Ministry of Communication...Read more

How Forge.mil changed the way the US DoD develops software

While government software developers collaborate well today, 2009 was a different story. Much of the software was redundant, locked up by vendors and...Read more

How open source software builds strong roots for better governance

UN flag with open source in government text
A strong society has a common ownership of its critical infrastructure. Akvo.org co-founder Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson discusses why open source...Read more

Will voting systems adopt open source?

Brent Turner of the California Association of Voting Officials (CAVO) talks with us about the unfortunate trend for vendors to "openwash" their...Read more

How the current intellectual property landscape impacts open source

Doug Kim is a frequent lecturer on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and licensing, and will be speaking at POSSCON on Tuesday, April 14th. The title...Read more

5 benefits of using revision control in political groups

In this article, explore five potential benefits of using revision control to create policy documents, and how this process assists in the promotion...Read more