open government

We the People: Seceding from open government?

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The petitions for Texas and other states to secede from the U.S. on the White House’s "We the People" site have drawn a great deal of attention in...Read more

Contest aims to give open source projects a second wind

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...Read more

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

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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

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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?

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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