open government

Gov 2.0 rises to the next level: Open data in action

two way government
For many, Gov 2.0 is about putting government in the hands of citizens. Whether it’s a mobile app alerting residents to a local meeting or checking...Read more

Death Star petition inspires citizen collaboration

public domain
In October, I used "We the People" as an example of how to get citizens engaged with government in an open manner. In November, those engaged...Read more

Download free eBook about the principles of open government

Open government
Download our free eBook: Open Voices : Applying open source principles to government This is the soft launch in PDF form of this eBook that collects...Read more

Public access to scientific research endorsed by White House

a new dawn
The White House responded last week to the petition: Increasing Public Access to the Results of Scientific Research . It was posted to the We the...Read more

Open States gathers legislative data from all 50 states

open states
After more than four years of work from volunteers and a full-time team here at Sunlight we're immensely proud to launch the full Open States site...Read more

Open Source for America awards: Nominate someone today

Open Source for America logo
Open Source for America ( OSFA ) announced today the opening of its nomination period for the annual OSFA awards. Each year, the organization...Read more

Bring openness to your local government with Code Across America

Code Across America
Code Across America is scheduled for February 22-24. It will be a weekend of community building and moving the needle for more openness in local...Read more

Open source tackles city permit process with OpenCounter

liberate docs
The City of Santa Cruz is the smallest community to ever partner with Code for America , but it had one of the largest problems to solve: how to make...Read more