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Can redistricting be opened to the public through open source and the web?

DistrictBuilder is a web-based redistricting tool that lets citizens draw their own maps, publish them online and submit them to redistricting authorities.

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Historic global Open Government Partnership launches in New York City

Maria Otero, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, talks about what to expect from the OGP.

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is an unprecedented global agreement between dozens of nations. In this podcast, Maria Otero, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, talks about how open government is connected to economic activity and what citizens should expect from the OGP.

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Promoting Open Source Software in Government: The Challenges of Motivation and Follow-Through

I have posted a prepublication draft of my article “Promoting Open Source Software in Government: The Challenges of Motivation and Follow-Through,” published by the Journal of Information Technology & Politics.

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Opening government, the Chicago way

Opening government, the Chicago way

Chicago looks to use its data, developers and citizens to become a smarter city.

Sustainability and analytics are guiding Chicago's open data and app contest efforts. The city's approach offers important insights to governments at all levels.

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App outreach and sustainability: lessons learned by Portland, Oregon

The big problems faced by contests and challenges in government apps are encouraging developers to turn their cool apps into sustainable products, and getting the public to use them.

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Advances, setbacks, and continuing impediments to government transparency

The good, the bad, and the edgy in open government at Computers, Freedom & Privacy.

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How a Health 2.0 code-a-thon works

Report of a day spent with people developing a health-care related app in eight hours.

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Challenges aired at Health Data Initiative Forum

A major bash by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Institute of Medicine–together with the NIH, EPA, and others–drew hundreds of people yesterday in Washington, DC to discuss the use of government data in health care. Some of the interesting apps on display, and a look toward next steps.

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Should the patent office open its internal guidelines to the public?

Anyone following policy issues around technological innovation has noticed the power and scope of patents expanding over time. To understand the forces contributing to this, I recommend a thoughtful, readable summary–and highlight the role played by internal documents at the patent office.

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Google Public Data Explorer goes public

Google Public Data Explorer goes public

A new tool from Google makes it easier for anyone to visualize data.

Making data visualizations just got a bit easier as Google has added Public Data Explorer to its suite of free data tools.

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