Open data

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

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 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

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

Rapid development of citizen cyberscience projects on Crowdcrafting.org

Crowdsourcing science, open science
We are excited to announce the official launch of Crowdcrafting.org , an open source software platform—powered by our Pybossa technology—for...Read more

Top 5 misconceptions about open source in government programs

open source in government programs
On March 15, 2013, ComputerWeekly.com, the “leading provider of news, analysis, opinion, information and services for the UK IT community” published...Read more