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An Effort to Bring Open Source to Government Faces a Major Change

BY Nick Judd | Monday, February 13 2012

One of a very few large-scale experiments in how to apply open-source technology into government will largely be put on hold. Read More

Civic Commons Marketplace, a Resource for Open Source In Government, Enters Closed Beta

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, December 13 2011

Civic Commons has launched a closed beta of Marketplace, an application that aims to be a resource for people in the open-source civic technology community. First unveiled at Code for America's year-end summit, the marketplace is supposed to be a clearinghouse for information about open-source applications and the organizations that make them. Read More

Andrew McLaughlin Leaves Civic Commons for Tumblr

BY Nick Judd | Monday, December 5 2011

Andrew McLaughlin in 2008. Photo: Joi Ito/Flickr Andrew McLaughlin has left the open-source-in-government nonprofit Civic Commons to join Tumblr, he told techPresident today. The former Google director of global public ... Read More

Civic Commons Gets Funding, Andrew McLaughlin

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 1 2011

Andrew McLaughlin, Civic Commons' new executive director, in 2008. Photo: Joi Ito/Flickr The fledgling open-source-for-governments project Civic Commons will launch as a nonprofit with the help of a $250,000 grant from ... Read More

OpenPlans 'Graduates' its Open Government Group

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, May 3 2011

OpenPlans, one of the most prolific foundries of new technology for government, announced yesterday that it would roll its open government efforts into another project it has been helping to develop. OpenPlans' open ... Read More

The Social and Software Engineering of Open-Sourcing City Code

BY Nick Judd | Monday, February 21 2011

The team building Civic Commons stopped off in New York last week, and explained how the project — a Code for America initiative to stand up a system for fostering the use of open-source software in government ... Read More