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Open source code helps governments share information with citizens

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Before open data, there was FOIA. Beginning in 1967, the federal Freedom of Information Act ( FOIA ) empowered the public to request access to...Read more

How Munich switched 15,000 PCs from Windows to Linux

Hirschgarten, in the west of Munich, is one of Europe's biggest beer gardens, with over 8,000 places to sit. It's a spectacular sight in summer:...Read more

Unite with fellow citizens on the National Day of Civic Hacking

hack the system
At the end of this month, thousands of entrepreneurial citizens from across the United States and the world will come together to improve their...Read more

Technology driven governance just got a little bit smarter

open source language
The National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) of the government of India strives to make all government services available to the citizens through the use of...Read more

Open data shifts towards regional collaboration

open data moves open governments forward
Open Government Week is always a time for reflection on what has changed in the previous 12 months, and this year is no exception. Open Raleigh is...Read more

Three big open government funders help launch new ideas

grow open government projects
Do you have an idea that has the potential to transform how citizens interact with their government on a local, state, or even national level?...Read more

Hero of open web calls techies to action

the open source way for government
Lawrence Lessig will receive a Lifetime Achievement Webby Award for co-founding Creative Commons and " standing up for collaboration ." This year...Read more

Open Government Week starts May 12

Open Government Week starts May 12 From May 12 - 23, we'll highlight some great people and projects in open government, open data, and civic hacking...Read more