open government

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

One year later, delivering on the commitments of the open government partnership

transparency
September 20th marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the global Open Government Partnership (OGP) and the release of the U.S. National...Read more

Upcoming global discussion on open government, big data, and innovation

open government
The Gigabit City Summit is set to host a diverse, dynamic range of speakers on the topics of open government, big data, and innovation on Tuesday,...Read more

Can citizens use open source to create legislation?

two-way street sign
In recent weeks we've seen a number of projects in the area of collaborative legislation that operate similarly to open source software. Today, you...Read more

Government petitioned to "free the code"

locked up
Open Source for America has asked the White House to "Free the Code," meaning that the U.S. federal government should share government-developed...Read more

Should all taxpayer-funded software developed for governments be licensed as open source by default?

locked up
Open Source for America has asked the White House to "Free the Code," meaning that the U.S. federal government should share government-developed software under an open source license. OSFA's petition has since expired with not enough votes, but stay tuned for future efforts on this issue. Three top reasons they say the government should mandate open sourcing of custom federal software are:Read more

Open data done well is a catalyst for change

Open data
In March 2012 I reported in a post entitled “ Open by design ” a paper by Harlan Yu and David Robinson entitled “ The New Ambiguity of Open...Read more