Government

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

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

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

Community spotlight: 5 questions with John Scott, founder of MIL-OSS and Open Source for America

Community spotlight: 5 questions with John Scott, military software development
Meet John Scott. He is a systems engineer in Alexandria, Virginia. Scott has worked extensively on open source software policy for the US government...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

How to get your city to pass an open government policy

How to get your city to pass an open government policy
Raleigh, NC—City Council adopts open source policy Today, the Raleigh City Council passed an Open Source Government Resolution, unanimously ,...Read more

ACTA's back

ACTA's back
Technology issues are now a matter for citizens of the internet and not just big corporations. Now that the US bills SOPA and PIPA have been put on...Read more