Government

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

The U.S. Government promotes open innovation--Is it now mainstream?

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 part of your daily life; in all likelihood, you...Read more

LocalWiki project spawns open source communities

LocalWiki project spawns open source communities
Who says open source is all about code and hackathons have to stick to computer hacking? Code Across America is a different kind of open source...Read more

Open Data Handbook version 1.0

Open Data Handbook version 1.0
The Handbook discusses the ‘why, what and how’ of open data – why to go open, what open is, how to make data open and how to do useful things with it...Read more

How will you use the Open Data Handbook?

Open Data Handbook version 1.0
The Handbook discusses the ‘why, what and how’ of open data – why to go open, what open is, how to make data open and how to do useful things with it. Read on to find out more about what’s in the Handbook, who it’s for, and how you can get involved – for example by adding to and improving the Handbook, or by translating it into more languages.Read more

Open innovation--the passion behind the Civic Commons community

Open innovation--the passion behind the Civic Commons community
From the beginning, Civic Commons has been a dynamic community initiative. What began in January 2010 as a simple wiki of open government policies...Read more

OpenForum Europe finds trademark references in IT procurements widespread, break rules

OpenForum Europe finds increase in IT procurement trademarks references
Report: 'Contracting authorities must take exit costs into account' Public administrations that are procuring IT services and software must add to...Read more

How San Francisco can get its gov 2.0 groove back

How San Francisco can get its gov 2.0 groove back
There’s been a great deal of discussion lately around the topic of government innovation , especially here in San Francisco, with the appointment of...Read more

Two reasons I love blogging: Helping out great communities

Two reasons I love blogging: Helping out great communities
Non profits and governments...this is how open source works: If someone is doing something that is of value to you, help make it better. There have...Read more