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Why SOPA and PIPA are bad for open source

Why SOPA and PIPA are bad for open source
The widespread internet blackout last week in protest at unbalanced legislation being rushed through the US Congress was dramatic and notable. I did...Read more

How far should openness extend?

How far should openness extend?
Selling the idea of open data seems straightforward. If taxpayers paid for it, a government should share it. But there have to be exceptions for...Read more

If you could open one of the following data sets tomorrow, which one would you open and why?

How far should openness extend?
Selling the idea of open data seems straightforward. If taxpayers paid for it, a government should share it. But there have to be exceptions for National Security and privacy.Read more

Crowdsourcing the State of the Union

Crowdsourcing the State of the Union
Mozilla partners with public media to empower citizen engagement in U.S. election coverage Tuesday's State of the Union Address from U.S. President...Read more

Can Apple change education?

Can Apple change education?
On January 19, Apple held a large, education-related event on in New York City. Just as with almost any other Apple event, pre-event speculations...Read more

Ideas for your open government

Ideas for your open government
Open Government Partnership is a global effort initialized by the government of United States to make worldwide governments better. To this date, 46...Read more

The benefits of a transparent publishing calendar

The benefits of a transparent publishing calendar
Why would an editor let go of publishing power and give the master calendar over to a group of trusted people? That sounds like a disaster waiting to...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