transparency

East meets West: the U.S.-India open government dialogue

Yesterday , U.S. President Barack Obama addressed members of the Indian parliament and announced a U.S.-India Open Government Dialogue. Addressing a...Read more

BetterMeans: a new app for running your organization the open source way

Last week I received a heads up about a new web application launching today from a company called BetterMeans with an impressive goal: to build the...Read more

Spaghetti Open Data: a little thing that feels right

A few weeks ago, after a happy hour in Rome , people started spontaneously to share links on Italian open data and tools to crunch them with. With a...Read more

Getting hooked on open source prosthetics

A few months ago, I wondered: Can open source create better prosthetics? I've been meaning to revisit the topic and see what kind of progress the...Read more

Open Data, Open Source, and the City of Portland

"As a city that values openness and innovation, Portland is proud to host GOSCON this year." - Mayor Sam Adams Editors' Note: This article was...Read more

Apple, Google, and the open vs. closed positioning war

Over the last few months, the battle to define the meaning of the word "open" has intensified into one of the more interesting brand positioning...Read more

A community-building perspective on the Gap logo controversy

Over the last week, a handful of folks have reached out and asked me what I think about the events surrounding the launch, then crowdsourcing, then...Read more

Facebook changes proving open is better

Facebook has been the proverbial talk of the town lately. From the new film about the creator, Mark Zuckerberg, and his company's rise to fame, the...Read more