Open source is often the heart of many civic technology solutions because using open source leverages the minds of many. Small web solution providers, in particular, often turn to open source as a way to deliver services without having to reinvent the wheel. I recently found out about Digital... Read more
United Kingdom government websites can now be deployed within minutes by re-using the familiar theme produced by Government Digital Services (GDS) in combination with the Bootstrap framework
The importance of open data in government, the current state of open data in government, and what we need to do to implement true open data.
A draft Federal Sourcing Policy announced by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) drives U.S. government (USG) procurement and IT policy.
Mel Chernoff reflects on Opensource.com's top open source in government stories for 2015.
The history of creativity and how the rise of it has propelled open data forward today.
I’ve lived in many cities during my military career. Each time I’ve moved, I’ve had to deal with a new city’s website, and what I’ve learned is that there are great differences across each city's site design and in how much government data is online and accessible.
The next and necessary evolution of open data and civic tech is the real measurement of how to improve civic engagement in total: applying technology to government processes in such a way that the processes improve, decisions are more well-informed, and government staff and officials can more... Read more
Open New York web portal provides general categories including education, economic development, energy and environment, and many more. A special section is dedicated to developers invites the creation of applications that are innovative and practical.
Recent results from Citadel-on-the-Move, a 4 million Euro project funded by the European Commission, are beginning to fill the gap in terms of better understanding existing open data practice (as opposed to best practice theory).