open data

Better weather forecasting through open data

open data weather forecast
I began paragliding a few years ago. It’s maybe the most weather-dependent sport in the world. We often fly in mountainous areas, very close to the...Read more

IRS turns over a new leaf, opens up data

IRS opens data in government
The core task for Danny Werfel, the new acting commissioner of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), is to repair the agency’s tarnished...Read more

In Hawaii, open data is the law

open government legislation
We're forecasting sunnier skies in Hawaii today, as Gov. Neil Abercrombie is scheduled to sign the state's first open data bill into law. The bill...Read more

The five elements of an open source city

open source city
How can you apply the concepts of open source to a living, breathing city? An open source city is a blend of open culture, open government policies,...Read more

Which of these characteristics is most important to start a local open government movement?

open source city
How can you apply the concepts of open source to a living, breathing city? An open source city is a blend of open culture, open government policies, and economic development. I derived these characteristics based on my experiences and while writing my book, The foundation for an open source city . Characteristics such as collaboration, participation, transparency, rapid prototyping, and many others can be applied to any city that wants to create an open source culture. Let's take a look at these characteristics in more detail.Read more

The Dave and Gunnar Show: Episode 10, Go Ugly Early

The Dave and Gunnar Show podcast
The Dave and Gunnar Show is a new podcast series talking about government, open source, and a sprinkling of Red Hat projects. I recently discovered...Read more

Thoughts on the White House Executive Order on open data

open data across US parties
As those steeped in the policy wonk geekery of open data are likely already aware, last Thursday the President of the United States issued an...Read more

Impact of open by default on local government

open by default in local government
Recently there has been a lot of buzz around the release of the White House’s new Open Data Policy in Memorandum M-13-13 . For those of you that may...Read more