Articles tagged with transparency


Sometimes you have to put the moose on the table

Working in an open organization means actively addressing everything that prevents collaboration. It means, as Sam Knuth says, "putting the moose on...Read more

Why aren't governments as transparent as they could be?

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...Read more

Who's leading the charge for transparency in democratic elections?

The pernicious effects of closed proprietary software reaches its peak of damaging the general public when it obscures the voting process in...Read more

Finding the sweet spot for data between privacy and open

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...Read more

Why isn't all government software open source?

Three things that need to change for government to open source all software it creates.Read more

In Hawaii, open data is the law

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We're forecasting sunnier skies in Hawaii today, as Gov. Neil Abercrombie is scheduled to sign the state's first open data bill into law. The bill...Read more

No one was harmed in the making of this device

More than open source
With the volcanic rise of the Android OS, smartphones are becoming predominantly open devices. Millions of people are happily walking around with...Read more

The five elements of an open source city

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,...Read more