Articles tagged with open government

open government

Which Code for America app could help improve civic engagement in your location?

Race for Reuse
The Code for America Brigade recently launched Race for Reuse . It's a different kind of contest that aims to increase adoption of existing open source projects with real dollars. The goal isn't to build something brand new—it's to encourage volunteer teams (called "brigades") across the U.S. to stand up and support existing open source projects. Because one of the more difficult parts of deploying open source apps is building the user community around the projects and getting citizens engaged. There are four apps that brigades are competing with:Read more

Agility of open source software proves good fit for U.S. military

open source in the military
While preparing to attend the 4th Military Open Source Working Group meeting, it was refreshing and affirming to receive a notification for the event...Read more

Reclaiming public space in your city

Code for America buttons
My love affair with cities, San Francisco in particular, started early. Though my parents moved from San Francisco to the suburbs before I turned one...Read more

Community Spotlight: Denis Parfenov, restoring trust in politics through open government

5 Questions with...
According to the 2012 Web Index Report , modern technologies are critically under utilized in Ireland—making the work of citizens like Denis Parfenov...Read more

Can we upgrade democracy with open source version control?

a new dawn
As Luis Ibanez pointed out on Friday, Clay Shirky's latest TED Talk—exploring what open source version control systems may mean for democracy—is...Read more

Clay Shirky on how the Internet will one day transform government

Government two way
Clay Shirky has done it again. In a fascinating TED Talk, Shirky examines the impact that collaboration tools developed for and by open source...Read more

Hacking on code and culture: Failure as validated learning

Taking collaborative risks
Open source is about more than the code, it’s about the culture. The open culture that many open source communities embrace is entrenched in...Read more

Beth Noveck predicts two phases of open government in TED Talk

A new dawn
I recently watched a new TED Talk by the first and former White House Deputy CTO Beth Noveck, delivered in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is really the...Read more