Government

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

The Open Source Procurement Toolkit: Still crippled by "free"

The Open Source Procurement Toolkit: Still crippled by "free"
The recent release of the Open Source Procurement Toolkit by the Cabinet Office has been interesting and encouraging, even if it did stir in me a...Read more

Showing aloha through open government

Showing aloha through open government
The City of Honolulu is calling all citizens to join the open government movement on December 3 and to prove the value of government data as a...Read more

Could open source increase fairness and transparency in redistricting?

State legislatures around the United States have been going through a redistricting process where they are updating the electoral boundaries that...Read more

Open government, what is it really?

Open government, what is it really?
Below are my notes from the talk I gave at OSDC (Open Source Developers Conference) 2011 on open government, where I tried to go into some of the...Read more

Change By Us citizen engagement platform now open source

Change By Us citizen engagement platform now open source
As cities are facing growing demands and shrinking resources, they have to find new ways of solving problems. Change by Us , a new digital platform...Read more

Open government leaders support funding for key transparency initiatives

Open government leaders support funding for key transparency initiatives
OMB Watch and the Sunlight Foundation today [November 16, 2011] released an open letter to the U.S. Senate supporting continued funding for the...Read more

Maximizing possibilities at CityCampMN

Maximizing possibilities at CityCampMN
From amazing metaphors involving adorable puppies to reflections about how data can transform generalities into actions, I was fortunate to attend...Read more

CityCamp Minnesota: Where web 2.0 meets all things local

CityCamp Minnesota: Where web 2.0 meets all things local
Picture this: A six hour coffee break with over 100 social media and open source enthusiasts from government, community organizations, technology...Read more