Government

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

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

2012: Open innovation for government

2012: Open innovation for government
As we turn the calendar to the new year, we'd like to take a moment to reflect on what we've done here at Civic Commons over the past year, what we'...Read more

Open thread: An open House of Representatives?

Open thread: An open House of Representatives?
Today, the US House of Representatives is hosting a 2-day conference about how they can be more open and transparent about what they do under the...Read more

Solving the common standards problem in the open data space

Solving the common standards problem in the open data space
Last year during my Open Government Data Camp keynote speech on The State of Open Data 2011 I mentioned how I thought the central challenge for open...Read more

Why SOPA and PIPA are bad for open source

Why SOPA and PIPA are bad for open source
The widespread internet blackout last week in protest at unbalanced legislation being rushed through the US Congress was dramatic and notable. I did...Read more

How far should openness extend?

How far should openness extend?
Selling the idea of open data seems straightforward. If taxpayers paid for it, a government should share it. But there have to be exceptions for...Read more

If you could open one of the following data sets tomorrow, which one would you open and why?

How far should openness extend?
Selling the idea of open data seems straightforward. If taxpayers paid for it, a government should share it. But there have to be exceptions for National Security and privacy.Read more