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

Workforce training and the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness

Yesterday morning, I and others from Red Hat had the great privilege of attending a roundtable with members of the President’s Council on Jobs and...Read more

What open source milestones would you commemorate on the technology calendar?

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Infamous hacker zine 2600 —champion of freedom, transparency, and the technophile's playful spirit—has announced that it's begun compiling the hacker...Read more

Show me my cookies and no one gets hurt.

It’s 2011. Everything we do, say, like, and click on is tracked and known to the higher gods of the inter-webs. At least that’s what my co-workers...Read more

CityCamp: Organizing an unconference for a transparent city government

Organizing an unconference is easy if you've got passionate people with the right talent, leaders with a strong vision, and the right organizational...Read more