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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...
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...
The Code for America 'brigade effect'

Have you ever seen results from your community engagement and realized the impact of your efforts?...
Open States project achieves grand milestone

Three years ago at PyCon 2009 , we had the first PyCon Open Government Hackathon. Our big project...
Transparency isn’t a cost – it’s a cost saver

Last month, Don Drummond - a leading economist hired by the Ontario government to review how the...
Department of Commerce app challenge

Last month, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced a "Commerce Business Apps Challenge" to...
We live in an open source world

"We live in an open source world." For many readers of opensource.com, those words are probably a...
LocalWiki project spawns open source communities

Who says open source is all about code and hackathons have to stick to computer hacking? Code...