Government

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

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 created, partnerships were formed, and Code for America wrapped up a successful year. That's just the tip of iceberg. I'd like to ask you: What do you think advanced open government the most in 2011?Read more

Crowdsourced ideas make participating in government cool again

Crowdsourced ideas make participating in government cool again
The PA Times, published by the American Society of Public Administration, issued a special edition called "From Bureaucratic to Cool: A Call for...Read more

An open source political party?

An open source political party?
That's the same question that crossed my mind when I came across this site . Highlighted in green at the top, "Liberty, Democracy, Transparency!" So...Read more

Do you like the concept of an open source political party?

An open source political party?
That's the same question that crossed my mind when I came across this site . Highlighted in green at the top, "Liberty, Democracy, Transparency!" So far so good. But is this for real?Read more

Two countries, separated by a common IT market

Two countries, separated by a common IT market
The UK Cabinet Office has made no secret of its enthusiasm for open source software. They've provided a Government Action Plan , included open source...Read more

Granicus hosts CityCampSF Hackathon to promote civic innovation and open government

Granicus hosts CityCampSF Hackathon to promote civic innovation and open governm
Guest post by Granicus. Granicus is partnering with CityCampSF to host a 24-hour Open Government Hackathon in San Francisco, December 11-12 th at...Read more

Restoring trust in government

CityCamp Honolulu
The theme that emerged from the first CityCamp Honolulu , held on December 3 (the 17 th CityCamp held worldwide), was restoring citizen confidence in...Read more

International open data hackathon--It’s coming together

International open data hackathon--It’s coming together
A number of things have started to really come together for this Saturday, Dec 3rd. I've noticed a number of new cities being tweeted about (hello...Read more