open government

Government tech stakeholders gather at state hackathon

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Great things for open government happened last year on November 15-16 at the 4th annual Capitol Camp event, organized and hosted by the New York...Read more

Why some governments are struggling with open source implementation

Tug of war
Observing the open source public policy landscape over the past several months, one couldn’t be blamed for feeling optimistic. Government after...Read more

Top 10 FOSS issues of 2012

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The year 2012 had many important FOSS legal developments which reflects the continued increase in FOSS use. FOSS projects have increased from 600,000...Read more

FOSS takes precedence in Italy

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At the end of August I wrote a short post about an important reform that modified the rules for software adoption within the Italian public...Read more

Majority in Bern council tells Swiss city to switch to open source

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A clear majority in the council of the Swiss city of Bern has voted for a switch to free and open source IT solutions. It instructs the city's IT...Read more

Top 10 open government posts from 2012

Open government year in review
It's been a great year for the open source movement in government. I feel like we've moved the needle on the transparency, collaboration, and...Read more

What government can learn from open source

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I wanted to share my notes with you all from this TED talk with Clay Shirky. You can watch the video —and I recommend that you do—but since I took...Read more

What does open government mean to you?

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Open government means different things to different people. Is it about transparency, collaboration, or participation? Maybe it’s a combination of...Read more