open government

Year-in-Review: Government hot topics on Opensource.com

Top 10 open government articles in 2013
We have policies. Now what? In recent years, news of open source or open standards policies dominated our news feeds. Each new policy was hailed as a...Read more

Solving local problems through citizen participation

contest for citizen participation and local open government
Bloomberg Philanthropies recently launched the Mayors Challenge , a contest for funding in the European Union where large cities submit new,...Read more

Open data should be for justice

open data in government
These are my reflections on CityCamp Minnesota 2013, which occurred at St. Thomas in Minneapolis on November 9, 2013. What was it, and what worked...Read more

How civic hackers can build apps that last

open government apps
This is a condensed version of the blog post: Hey Civic Hackers! How about leaving the ninja skills at home and building really useful applications?...Read more

Why I love OwnCloud: answer to Dropbox lock-in

open source in the cloud
I recently covered the release of Dropbox platform and my thoughts on the impending cloud storage lock-in. I was also fortunate enough to run across...Read more

Hacking government procurement with a new RFP

duplication
If you’re familiar with any type of government procurement process, it usually involves an RFP—a request for proposal. But today, with declining...Read more

Should your government consider a "request for partnership" to prevent duplication and save tax-payer dollars in IT?

duplication
If you’re familiar with any type of government procurement process, it usually involves an RFP—a request for proposal. But today, with declining revenues and limited resources, the approach to partnerships and getting work done may change within government in the near future. I forsee a shift from the traditional RFP process to a request for partnership .Read more

10 tools to help open source cities maintain transparency

tranparency for open government
Today, transparency is a critical aspect in all areas of government. With Internet access, citizens are looking for more information about what is...Read more