open source software
It’s one of the most basic lessons we teach our children when they’re young—the idea of sharing their toys with others. We try to instill in them the values of giving up control and playing alongside others. Of finding joy in a shared toy. We recognize the importance of this idea, and we work hard... Read more
Mark Bohannon gives an overview of some new open initiatives by the U.S. federal government, including the Digital Services Playbook and the U.S. Digital Service. Both focus on a "default to open" mentality.
Organizations large and small are changing their approach to open source software (OSS). Increasingly, OSS is being viewed as more than just a development tool, but as a strategic asset. And the implications of this change are becoming clear.
Pia Mancini discusses the challenges DemocracyOS faces and how Democracia en Red is planning to overcome them
Bird-I is an app to manage your location and your friends, plus an alarm for emergencies.
The beauty of open sourcing development resources is that a single library or wrapper, once released to the world, can be integrated and built out by thousands of other people. And because the future of any new platform depends on what people can do with it, over the past few months Leap Motion has... Read more
My journey from bench scientist to open science software developer and how I develop better tools for open, reproducible scientific research.
In this interview with Pia Mancini, I investigate the technologies and background of DemocracyOS, a platform for open government.
An open source project’s website is the main gateway for potential users and contributors to learn about your project, and it assists existing community members to contribute to the project. But it has to do it right. Does your website clearly present your project, its goals and status, and assist... Read more
Ross Mounce is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bath studying the use of fossils in phylogeny and phyloinformatics, completing his PhD at the University of Bath last year. Ross was one of the first Panton Fellows and is an active member of the Open Knowledge Foundation, particularly... Read more