Government

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

Why aren't governments as transparent as they could be?

While it would be hard to argue that the Internet hasn't made governments at all levels more open, they clearly are not as open as they could be, nor...Read more

Should governments develop their own software?

Government may not have been good at software development and innovation in the past, but open source is changing the equation.Read more

Who's leading the charge for transparency in democratic elections?

The pernicious effects of closed proprietary software reaches its peak of damaging the general public when it obscures the voting process in...Read more

Cities need to be able to earn digital badges

How could communities earn the distinction of being a digital city? Wisely implemented, digital badges can help individuals and communities focus...Read more

The US government bids adieu to Clipper Chip

In a short notice published last month, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) announced it was retiring a number of Federal...Read more

You can now petition the European Union to 'fix my document'

Open Forum Europe has initiated an effort to help the European Union (EU) institutions live up to their commitments to support open document formats...Read more

OpenStreetMap: Help us #MapLesotho

A mapping event with OpenStreetMap (OSM) that will kick off on January 16, 2015 called #MapLesotho Mapathon. Last year, we had 5 out of 50,000...Read more

2015: The year the UN resets the count

UN flag with open source in government text
Working at the bleeding edge of global development is about to get more lively. Akvo.org co-founder Mark Charmer argues the world needs the open...Read more