Articles tagged with transparency


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

Open source food at FOOD 2.0

The Open Source Food panel raised a diverse and complicated array of ideas about what exactly open source is and how it can be applied to food from...Read more

Lessons in customer service from the best and worst companies on Twitter

Twitter birds
Twitter offers customer service access on problems that you couldn't have reached before: the little things. (I've heard they count.) There's a huge...Read more

The responsibility in open source

I’ve written before about the genuine renaissance open source software represents and the vast implications that openness provides. I’ve admitted...Read more

Iceland's open-door government

After the recent economic crash, many governments had to overhaul both financial structure and fiscal regulation. The majority, including the US...Read more

Is your filter bubble transparent?

"There is no standard Google anymore," says Eli Pariser in a recent TED talk . And he's right. Try it. Google the same thing as the person sitting...Read more

Portland launches City Sync to increase government transparency

Today in his Open Source Bridge keynote , Mayor Sam Adams of Portland, OR announced Project City Sync, the next step in making local and regional...Read more

Open thread: Is the US government more open and transparent?

You may have seen the news about Vivek Kundra, the United States' first Chief Information Officer (CIO), announcing he will leave the post for a...Read more