Government

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

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

Stephen Hawking's speech system, White House playbook, and more

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at open source speech system from Stephen Hawking, Docker getting a competitor...Read more

2014: Year of open source miracles

Open source software is still software and vulnerabilities are expected. Unlike a filesystem bug or a kernel panic, they cause no pain until they...Read more

6 tips for adopting open source

Open source code drives collaborative innovation from a larger pool of developers at a lower cost, which is why federal agencies are adopting the "...Read more