transparency

How to build an open data initiative for your city

How to build an open data initiative for your city
Montréal Ouvert is a citizens’ initiative to obtain a formal open data policy for the city of Montréal, Canada. Launched by four Montrealers in...Read more

Z: The open source generation

Z: The open source generation
Generation Z is beginning to join the workforce. This age group--born between the early 1990s and early 2000s--has never really existed in a world...Read more

Mozilla: A study in organizational openness

My theme this week is organizational openness and transparency and today I'd like to highlight a fantastic example of an organization that has built...Read more

SPARKcon: Igniting creative thinkers with open source

SPARKcon: Organizing creative thinkers with open source
How do you celebrate the creativity of your community without falling into a rigid planning process? You open source it. By tapping into individuals...Read more

How open and transparent can a public company really be?

Here on opensource.com, we often talk about the benefits of an open, collaborative approach, and I see new stories every day that help showcase the...Read more

Mårten Mickos: "F" as in freedom, and in fun, and in the future

If you haven't heard a keynote about the wonders of the cloud, you haven't been to an open source conference lately. But M å rten Mickos' LinuxCon...Read more

Clay Shirky on structured fighting, technology, and all the squishy, human stuff

Clay Shirky, known for his books Cognitive Surplus and Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without OrganizationsRead more

Do you think Iceland's draft constitution is a milestone for open government?

Last week, the Iceland Constitutional Council , made up of 25 Icelandic citizens, presented a bill to their parliament outlining a new constitution. The bill contains 114 articles in nine chapters, and includes elements for a more open government. It appears that the population will be given the chance to vote on the new constitution after the Alþingi (national parliament) reviews the draft. In April 2011, Iceland decided to rewrite their constitution by crowdsourcing ideas and suggestions from the Internet. We've taken a look at the draft constitution and there are several articles that create a more open government for Iceland.Read more