Government

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

Code for America opens 2013 application period

Code for America opens 2013 application period
Does your city need to solve a big civic problem? Cities across the United States can now submit their Code for America applications for 2013. Boston...Read more

Five essential elements of an open government unconference

Five essential elements of an open government unconference
Joining the open source (and CityCamp) movement has been one of the best experiences of my life. I've been involved with open source for over a...Read more

Misplaced priorities hampering UK government uptake of open source

Misplaced priorities hampering UK government uptake of open source
According to a computing.co.uk article entitled Open Source: The government's commitment so far , most of the IT technology used in the UK government...Read more

Open*Government: 2011 in review

Open government: 2011 in review
2011 was a great year for open government. Whether you're at the grassroots level in your community or battling political red tape and changing or...Read more

Open*Government 2011 best images

Open*Government 2011 best images
The visual components on opensource.com are an important element to the look and feel of our content. The images help set the tone for the site. The...Read more

What's your favorite Open*Goverment image from 2011?

Open*Government 2011 best images
The visual components on opensource.com are an important element to the look and feel of our content. The images help set the tone for the site. The imagery embodies qualities such as motivational, editorial, authoritative (but not authoritarian), human, and optimism. Without our imagery, the content on the site would be plain and unsightly. We'd like to highlight some of the images from 2011 and give you a chance to pick your favorite.Read more

Code for America: CityCamp is seriously local

Code for America: CityCamp is seriously local
Saturday December 3, CityCamp Honolulu packed the student center at the University of Hawaii. The one-day event brought together nearly 150 locals to...Read more

What action or organization did the most to advance open government in the U.S. in 2011?

What action or organization did the most to advance open government in the U.S.
What a year for open government. Lots of data was opened, governments worldwide started to collaborate and become more transparent, platforms were...Read more