Government

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

World Bank announces open access policy

World Bank announces open access policy
World Bank stakes leadership position by announcing open access policy and launching open knowledge repository under Creative Commons. The World Bank...Read more

How Consumer Finance made open source both a policy and a mission

How the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau made open source both a policy and
For the first time a U.S. Federal Agency, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), has come out with a policy that clearly delineates how...Read more

Next generation open data: Personal data access

Next generation open data: Personal data access
Last Monday I had the pleasure of being in Mexico City for the OECD's (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) High Level Meeting on...Read more

Copyright paradigm shift in visegrad countries

Copyright paradigm shift in visegrad countries
The field of copyright is associated with important cultural, social, and technological aspects, all of which have to be taken into account when...Read more

How open is too open?

How open is too open?
Last month, we posted a survey asking, " If you could open one of the following data sets tomorrow, which one would you open and why? " We got a...Read more

Iceland's public administrations moving towards open source

Iceland's public administrations moving towards open source
All public administrations in Iceland are increasing their use of free and open source software. The country's government recently launched a one...Read more

Open source has a cyber security posse heading to POSSCON

Open source has a cyber security posse heading to POSSCON
One of my favorite projects I have the good fortune to be contributing to was created by the US Department of Homeland Security Science and...Read more

Pushing for open data? 3 steps to consider

Pushing for open data? 3 steps to consider
Open Data is fast becoming a ‘hot topic’ in government. I’m proud to see my colleagues & fellow open gov supporters helping governments around...Read more