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Open Government is Go for Launch at NASA
document Distributed Knowledge

NASA’s final open government initiative revolves around “technology accelerators” — essentially, crowdsourcing. By opening up its data troves to the world, the agency is hoping that developers...

Jason RobbinsApr 10, 2012 08:38 am GMT1181 views
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Open Government is Go for Launch at NASA
Berlin is the First German State to Launch an Open Government Data Platform
document Distributed Knowledge

Ulrich Freise, Berlin’s Secretary of State for Home Affairs, described Berlin’s open data site as base for administrative action that citizens could use to make decisions, find facts and involve...

Samuel BennettNov 19, 2011 11:29 pm GMT1088 views
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Berlin is the First German State to Launch an Open Government Data Platform
Open Government, Civic Engagement and Crowdsourcing
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Senator Kate Lundy in a session "Open Source Developers Conference" in Australia, describes the three pillars that encapsulate the aspects of open government: *Democratizing...

Pablo BracciniDec 09, 2011 01:27 pm GMT1695 views
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Open Government, Civic Engagement and Crowdsourcing
Tony Clement vows innovative new open government, but critics point to poor record
document Distributed Knowledge

And in what seems like a unique form of Canadian federalism, Clement said he would like to let citizens make more decisions on local matters, rather than having bureaucrats in government offices...

Claire MackayJan 04, 2012 01:16 am GMT1065 views
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Tony Clement vows innovative new open government, but critics point to poor record
2010 Open Government Data Benchmark Study
document Distributed Knowledge

Open Data in government is a part of a growing movement where enlightened policy encourages the use of cloud computing, web 2.0 and social technologies to promote government transparency and...

Fritz SchaeferApr 22, 2011 01:24 pm GMT2146 views
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2010 Open Government Data Benchmark Study
Clay Johnson on key trends for Gov 2.0 and open government in 2011
document Distributed Knowledge

The White House as taken public feedback on designing democracy with “ExpertNet,” a proposed citizen consultation platform. Citizen engagement platforms grew in 2010. There will be more coming...

Luis Enrique MoralesNov 20, 2011 07:02 am GMT1017 views
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Clay Johnson on key trends for Gov 2.0 and open government in 2011
Obama Administration's Open Government Projects, Round 2
article Open Innovation

Other initiatives launched or expanded by the administration, according to a Dec. 6 blog by Nick Sinai, US Deputy CTO, and Gayle Smith, special assistant to the President, include efforts to expand...

Samuel BennettDec 10, 2013 12:56 am GMT486 views
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Obama Administration's Open Government Projects, Round 2
Open Data Study Shows Progress, but a Long Road Ahead for Open Government
document Distributed Knowledge

Supporters of the Sunlight Foundation's transparency work were no doubt pleased to hear that 67.9 percent of surveyed citizens and 92.6 percent of surveyed government employees indicated that...

Fritz SchaeferApr 22, 2011 01:01 pm GMT1500 views
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Open Data Study Shows Progress, but a Long Road Ahead for Open Government
"Global Open Gov: What's The Secret Sauce?" (Part 3)
document Distributed Knowledge

As OGP, its member nations and their domestic partners work to bring ambitious open government plans to life, here are a few more things they should bear in mind: *Crowd-sourced sites which...

Tim SatterthwaiteDec 11, 2011 10:50 pm GMT1443 views
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Editorial: Bravo to the government’s big step toward openness
document Distributed Knowledge

The move to an open-government policy will require not just a technological upgrade but also a change of attitude by a governmental apparatus that has too long embraced a culture of secrecy, as...

Jason RobbinsMay 04, 2012 12:31 pm GMT915 views
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Editorial: Bravo to the government’s big step toward openness
An Open Government Implementation Model: Moving to Increased Public Engagement
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

A key tenet of the Implementation Model is that government agencies should advance their open government initiatives incrementally, focusing on one implementation stage at a time. Starting from...

Fritz SchaeferMar 20, 2011 01:10 pm GMT2260 views
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An Open Government Implementation Model: Moving to Increased Public Engagement
Are You In? Citizen Archivists, Crowdsourcing and Open Government
video Distributed Knowledge

Watch the video and be inspired to take part as a citizen archivists! The program is very comprehensive so you'll totally learn about how important crowdsourcing, open government and the role...

Archenette EvangelioMay 20, 2011 01:42 am GMT899 views
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Are You In? Citizen Archivists, Crowdsourcing and Open Government
Philadelphia Open Government 2011 Year in Review
document Distributed Knowledge

Now that 2011 is almost complete, I think its fitting to single out several people who have helped shape the landscape of the open gov movement in Philadelphia. These are by no means the only...

Claire MackayDec 29, 2011 11:28 pm GMT792 views
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Philadelphia Open Government 2011 Year in Review
Open government in action: Tunisia - Arab Spring
video Distributed Knowledge

Hedi Ben Abbes, secretary of state for the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Tunisia addresses the Open Government Partnership in Brasilia and speaks to the Guardian's Public Leaders Network...

Fritz SchaeferApr 21, 2012 12:07 pm GMT1203 views
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Open government in action: Tunisia - Arab Spring
USAID Transparency and Open Government through Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding
article Cloud Labor, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

When President Obama took office in 2008 he implemented the Transparency and Open Government Initiative to incorporate transparency, participation, and collaboration between the American people and...

Lance McNeillFeb 20, 2013 07:37 pm GMT2603 views
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USAID Transparency and Open Government through Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding
Crowdsourcing in Local Governments
article Tools

In order to fix the gap between government and citizen, there are four necessary components that need to be in place: 1. A platform that knows how to get data into and out of a city’s...

Tim SatterthwaiteMar 12, 2013 12:39 pm GMT2800 views
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Crowdsourcing in Local Governments
Extending Open Innovation to Open Government: a Roadmap for New Opportunities in Citizensourcing
Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Terms, such as co-creation, mass customization, interactive value creation, or open innovation  represent the increasing success of new (predominantly Internet-based) practices and give evidence that the general public can constitute a source of enhanced innovation.

In many countries the public sector has been seeking to reform itself, anyway. Do the open innovation methods, broadly understood provide a way? In this post, Dennis Hilgers and Frank Piller look at the wider benefits of an open public service and raise some of the most important issues.

 

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Dennis HilgersMar 11, 2011 02:20 am GMT7131 views
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A Tale of Two UI's: Tunisia Goes Open-Source, Hungary Uses iPad for New Constitution
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

In Tunisia, the post-revolution government is using the popular PiratePad collaborative, open-source text editor to help construct their constitution. The idea appears to have originated with Slim...

Fritz SchaeferMay 28, 2011 09:29 am GMT4436 views
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A Tale of Two UI's: Tunisia Goes Open-Source, Hungary Uses iPad for New Constitution
Open Source Food at FOOD 2.0
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

The Open Source Food Panel was facilitated by the following experts: Stowe Boyd (Social Philosopher & Connectivist of Work Media) Devin Balkind (Director of Sarapis Foundation) Phil...

Benjamin FosselJun 19, 2011 07:51 am GMT1822 views
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Open Source Food at FOOD 2.0
Digital Governance
document Distributed Knowledge

Two recent stories demonstrate the fascinating role of Facebook/Twitter in shaping governance. Iceland was hit hard by the banking crisis of 2008, when its banks collapsed within a week, and...

Fiona MaresAug 02, 2011 10:17 am GMT1181 views
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Digital Governance
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