public policy

US Supreme Court to hear important patent cases in 2014

public policy
A recent post on the top events ahead in 2014 for reforming abusive patent litigation focused on efforts by State Attorneys General, the Federal...Read more

Public policy: The big opportunity for health record data

Public policy: The big opportunity for health record data
A few weeks ago Colin Hansen - a politician in the governing party in British Columbia (BC) - penned an op-ed in the Vancouver Sun entitled Unlocking...Read more

How to get your city to pass an open government policy

How to get your city to pass an open government policy
Raleigh, NC—City Council adopts open source policy Today, the Raleigh City Council passed an Open Source Government Resolution, unanimously ,...Read more

Transparency for All, Until It Affects Me

A draft executive order from the Obama administration recently surfaced titled “Disclosure of Political Spending by Government Contractors.” If...Read more

Let's think (and be) bigger about open source and government procurement

Last time I covered two reports assessing a potential move by The Netherlands government toward the use of more open source software. The commonality...Read more

Cost savings in The Netherlands: Now you see it, now you don't

The Open Source Observatory flashed an eye-popping headline last week: “Moving to open source would save [The Netherlands] government one to four...Read more

B Corps: new advancements in a community advancing our communities

B Lab, the organization behind the growing community of B Corporations (companies using the power of business to solve social and environmental...Read more

Which one of these is not like the other? Congressional Research Service and Transparency

"A popular government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or, perhaps both.” Those...Read more