Reflecting on recent interactions with CIOs, Margaret Dawson outlines six ways transparency can transform IT operations.
The Mozilla Foundation just drafted its five-year strategic vision. Matt Thompson explains how this organization did it the open source way.
Cap Watkins, VP of Design at Buzzfeed, asks an important question: Why don't we treat our organizations like we treat our products?
There are three key things you need to tackle to get your feedback loop spinning. This is the foundational work that gets everyone pushing in the same direction and creates a safe environment where everyone feels comfortable having difficult conversations. As a leader, you must role model these... Read more
Working in an open organization means actively addressing everything that prevents collaboration. It means, as Sam Knuth says, "putting the moose on the table."
While it would be hard to argue that the Internet hasn't made governments at all levels more open, they clearly are not as open as they could be, nor are they as transparent as its citizens are.
The pernicious effects of closed proprietary software reaches its peak of damaging the general public when it obscures the voting process in democratic elections. If there is one area in which the public interest calls for absolute transparency of the software and hardware used for performing data... Read more
Every municipality should have an open data champion. The City of Raleigh, the capital city of North Carolina, is fortunate to have Jason Hare, an open data program manager and an open data consultant. Last year, Hare lead the effort to deploy a beta version of the first open data portal for... Read more
Three things that need to change for government to open source all software it creates.
It's Open Government Week at Opensource.com, and the Sunlight Foundation is celebrating by bringing amazing people and projects together in open government, open data, and civic hacking. Join like-minded folks at TransparencyCamp in Washington D.C. on May 30 and 31.