open government

Calling all open government communities: Where do you start?

Calling all open government communities: Where do you start?
How does someone new to the open government movement know where to start? Where can they can get involved and align their interests and passions with...Read more

Honolulu looks to build new local tools and applications

Honolulu looks to build new local tools and applications
For a 24 hour period, on January 20-21, 2012, starting at 5 p.m., a mix of programmers and entrepreneurs--partnered with City and County of Honolulu...Read more

What makes a city open source?

What makes a city open source?
What qualities make a city open source? Is it technology, government policies, or businesses? No. It's the mindset of the people. It's the philosophy...Read more

Does your local government promote meaningful citizen engagement?

Does your local government promote meaningful citizen engagement?
In a previous post I discussed how Faith Gordon requested the City Council in Lackawanna, NY to make available to the public copies of the entire...Read more

Code for America opens 2013 application period

Code for America opens 2013 application period
Does your city need to solve a big civic problem? Cities across the United States can now submit their Code for America applications for 2013. Boston...Read more

Five essential elements of an open government unconference

Five essential elements of an open government unconference
Joining the open source (and CityCamp) movement has been one of the best experiences of my life. I've been involved with open source for over a...Read more

Misplaced priorities hampering UK government uptake of open source

Misplaced priorities hampering UK government uptake of open source
According to a computing.co.uk article entitled Open Source: The government's commitment so far , most of the IT technology used in the UK government...Read more

Open*Government: 2011 in review

Open government: 2011 in review
2011 was a great year for open government. Whether you're at the grassroots level in your community or battling political red tape and changing or...Read more