Government

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

If you could open one of the following data sets tomorrow, which one would you open and why?

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 National Security and privacy.Read more

Crowdsourcing the State of the Union

Crowdsourcing the State of the Union
Mozilla partners with public media to empower citizen engagement in U.S. election coverage Tuesday's State of the Union Address from U.S. President...Read more

Ideas for your open government

Ideas for your open government
Open Government Partnership is a global effort initialized by the government of United States to make worldwide governments better. To this date, 46...Read more

Calling all open government communities: Where do you start?

Calling all open government communities: Where do you start?
How does someone new to the open government movement know where to start? Where can they can get involved and align their interests and passions with...Read more

Honolulu looks to build new local tools and applications

Honolulu looks to build new local tools and applications
For a 24 hour period, on January 20-21, 2012, starting at 5 p.m., a mix of programmers and entrepreneurs--partnered with City and County of Honolulu...Read more

What makes a city open source?

What makes a city open source?
What qualities make a city open source? Is it technology, government policies, or businesses? No. It's the mindset of the people. It's the philosophy...Read more

NYT features Chicago’s "Adopt-a-Sidewalk"

As the Windy City prepares for another major snow season, Chicago’s CTO John Tolva and team have been hard at work, turning out a robust suite of...Read more

Does your local government promote meaningful citizen engagement?

Does your local government promote meaningful citizen engagement?
In a previous post I discussed how Faith Gordon requested the City Council in Lackawanna, NY to make available to the public copies of the entire...Read more