Government

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

Open data partnership between city and county of Durham, NC

The City of Durham and Durham County governments in North Carolina are embarking on an open data partnership that will lay the groundwork for...Read more

Best open source in government: policies, new tools, and case studies

Melanie Chernoff reflects on another great year for open source in government. She takes a look back at the articles published on Opensource.com this...Read more

Open data portals should be API [First]

Jason Hare, open data guru for the City of Raleigh in North Carolina compares human and API consumed data and makes these observations: Data consumed...Read more

The year in local open data

It was another year full of encouraging news on the open data front in states and municipalities across the country. New open data policies were...Read more

How Linux containers can solve a problem for defense virtualization

Linux in government, department of defense
As the U.S. military continues its march toward virtualization, it will need to operate in an environment that runs on more agile solutions. Linux...Read more

The global "open" pulse from the 2014 Open Data Index

Open Knowledge's recent publication of the 2014 Open Data Index shows slow progress by governments in opening up key data. Overall the level of "open...Read more

European Commission updates its open source policy

The European Commission wants to make it easier for its software developers to submit patches and add new functionalities to open source projects...Read more

Open source for sensitive email

With the ability to move quickly, easily integrate, and review the code’s security firsthand, it is really no surprise that many governments are...Read more