Government

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

Open data initiative to give true picture of election process

The Open Election Data Initiative wants to give access to election data for a true picture of an election process, including how candidates are...Read more

India adopts a comprehensive open source policy

Indian flag with text: open source
The Government of India (GOI) has adopted a comprehensive and supportive open source policy. It builds on their earlier efforts to adopt open...Read more

A call to policy makers: Open source is where innovation is happening

The impact of technology on society and the economy continues to excite and challenge government. Paul Brownell tells policy-makers the best place...Read more

The rise of creativity propels open data forward

The history of creativity and how the rise of it has propelled open data forward today.Read more

3 models for civic hackers: Green field, cloned, augmentation

Code for Raleigh brigade captain describes three ways that volunteer civic hackers can help their city, county, or state municipalities, move code...Read more

Who will build the Government-as-a-Service platform?

I’ve lived in many cities during my military career. Each time I’ve moved, I’ve had to deal with a new city’s website, and what I’ve learned is that...Read more

The next frontier of civic tech

The next and necessary evolution of open data and civic tech is the real measurement of how to improve civic engagement in total: applying technology...Read more

Is there a civic hacker in you?

A DBA from Wake County, NC shares ways that you can get involved in the civic hacking movement, even if you don't write code.Read more