participation

Could open source build a jetliner?

I know this might sound like an odd question. It first came up in a conversation I had with Gary Hamel, the eminent business thinker and one of the...Read more

Top 10 open government posts from 2012

Open government year in review
It's been a great year for the open source movement in government. I feel like we've moved the needle on the transparency, collaboration, and...Read more

Celebrating 10 years of Creative Commons

Creative Commons
Creative Commons is celebrating 10 years of helping artists, writers, technologist, and other creators share our knowledge and creativity with the...Read more

How will you celebrate Creative Commons' 10 year anniversary?

Creative Commons
Creative Commons is celebrating 10 years of helping artists, writers, technologist, and other creators share our knowledge and creativity with the world. We've been able to maximize our digital creativity, sharing, and innovation. For example, governments are using Creative Commons for their open data portals. Earlier this year, the UC Santa Cruz library adopted a Creative Commons (CC-BY) license for all of its content. YouTube now has over 4 million videos available under Creative Commons , allowing everyone to remix and edit the videos.Read more

Gather crowdsourced public input with Shareabouts app

Citizen participation
As stressful as elections can be, they always bring a welcome surge of patriotism. United States citizens have a lot of opinions about their...Read more

Beth Noveck predicts two phases of open government in TED Talk

A new dawn
I recently watched a new TED Talk by the first and former White House Deputy CTO Beth Noveck, delivered in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is really the...Read more

Participatory culture creates a sense of belonging

participation
In 2005, I started a new job working as the public geek at the Takoma Park Maryland Library , a public library in the Washington D.C. area. My main...Read more

Community Spotlight: Andrew Krzmarzick, enabling open source and empowering citizens in government

five questions with an opensource contributor
As the Community Manager of GovLoop —a highly active online community connecting more than 50,000 public sector professionals—Andrew Krzmarzick...Read more