policy

India adopts a comprehensive open source policy

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The Government of India (GOI) has adopted a comprehensive and supportive open source policy. It builds on their earlier efforts to adopt open...Read more

A call to policy makers: Open source is where innovation is happening

The impact of technology on society and the economy continues to excite and challenge government. Paul Brownell tells policy-makers the best place...Read more

5 benefits of using revision control in political groups

In this article, explore five potential benefits of using revision control to create policy documents, and how this process assists in the promotion...Read more

Best open source in government: policies, new tools, and case studies

Melanie Chernoff reflects on another great year for open source in government. She takes a look back at the articles published on Opensource.com this...Read more

An open source policy that works in practice

True story. A project team was in need of an open source tool. Following their company's policy, the team requested their Information Systems (IS)...Read more

Your visual how-to guide for SELinux policy enforcement

SELinux policy guide
We are celebrating the SELinux 10th year anversary this year. Hard to believe it. SELinux was first introduced in Fedora Core 3 and later in Red Hat...Read more

The five elements of an open source city

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How can you apply the concepts of open source to a living, breathing city? An open source city is a blend of open culture, open government policies,...Read more

Which of these characteristics is most important to start a local open government movement?

open source city
How can you apply the concepts of open source to a living, breathing city? An open source city is a blend of open culture, open government policies, and economic development. I derived these characteristics based on my experiences and while writing my book, The foundation for an open source city . Characteristics such as collaboration, participation, transparency, rapid prototyping, and many others can be applied to any city that wants to create an open source culture. Let's take a look at these characteristics in more detail.Read more