Government

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

European Union's 5-year roadmap for IT and open source

After months of preparation, the European Commission (EC) released its broad 5-year roadmap in early May for information and communications...Read more

Citizen engagement is different at an unconference

CityCamp NC, now in its fifth year, brings an entrepreneurial spirit to citizen-problem solving. CityCamp NC is an annual, citizen-led unconference,...Read more

The encryption 'access' debate heats up

Even as the US government bids adieu to Clipper Chip, an infamous episode that influenced the cryptography debate for years, there is renewed focus...Read more

Indian government includes open source in RFPs

The Government of India has implemented a remarkable new policy-level change for open source software (OSS) deployment. The Ministry of Communication...Read more

How Forge.mil changed the way the US DoD develops software

While government software developers collaborate well today, 2009 was a different story. Much of the software was redundant, locked up by vendors and...Read more

NASA open data, White House new hires, and more open source news

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, I look at NASA open data, White House new hires, Indian government mandates, and more! Open...Read more

How open source software builds strong roots for better governance

UN flag with open source in government text
A strong society has a common ownership of its critical infrastructure. Akvo.org co-founder Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson discusses why open source...Read more

Will voting systems adopt open source?

Brent Turner of the California Association of Voting Officials (CAVO) talks with us about the unfortunate trend for vendors to "openwash" their...Read more