While it would be hard to argue that the Internet hasn't made governments at all levels more open, they clearly are not as open as they could be, nor are they as transparent as its citizens are.
How could communities earn the distinction of being a digital city? Wisely implemented, digital badges can help individuals and communities focus their energies on worthy goals.
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, the status of open data in countries around the world, AI tools made open source by Facebook, and Linus Torvalds on security, and more! January 17 to 23, 2015
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 called Rocket, the White House playbook, and more!
Open source code drives collaborative innovation from a larger pool of developers at a lower cost, which is why federal agencies are adopting the "open source first" model. In fact Sonny Hashmi, CIO of the General Services Administration, recently announced that implementing open source software is... Read more
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at an interview with Sir Tim Berners-Lee on a cultural shift thanks to open data, the UK's open contracting data standard, Apache Software Foundation celebrates their 15th anniversary, and more!
The government of India has recently announced a big push into open source as a part of its Digital Initiative. For a country of more than a billion people and thousands of government organizations, it is hope for the faltering free and open source software communities there. Indian native and... Read more
A story of working in government and the apps coming out of Code for America. Reposted via Creative Commons.
Ben Balter is a Government Evangelist at GitHub, and he will be talking about Software Development as a Civic Service at next week's All Things Open conference. In this interview, he answered a few questions for us about what the US government is doing right (and wrong) in terms of open... Read more
Code for America announces seven local government partners for 2015 Fellowship Program.