Government

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

4 things you didn't know about civic crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is everywhere. People are using it to fund watches, comic books, even famous film directors are doing it. In what is now a $6 billion...Read more

Linux Foundation offers new certification, Mesos comes to Google, and more

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In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we share news on virtual certifications from the Linux Foundation, Mesosphere partnering with...Read more

U.S. Digital Services and Playbook: "Default to Open"

Mark Bohannon gives an overview of some new open initiatives by the U.S. federal government, including the Digital Services Playbook and the U.S...Read more

DemocracyOS promotes civic engagement on both sides

Pia Mancini discusses the challenges DemocracyOS faces and how Democracia en Red is planning to overcome themRead more

Why isn't all government software open source?

Three things that need to change for government to open source all software it creates.Read more

North Carolina says "no" to patent trolls

North Carolina became the latest state to take a stand against patent trolls when NC Governor Pat McCrory signed a new law last week aimed at...Read more

Real debate between citizens and officials with DemocracyOS

In this interview with Pia Mancini, I investigate the technologies and background of DemocracyOS, a platform for open government.Read more

UK government makes "big step forward" on open document standards

As previously reported on Opensource.com, the government of the United Kingdom forcefully signaled its intention earlier this year to mandate the...Read more