Government, online and in the open
Governments around the world are building the next generation of citizen services, often right out in the open. Whether it's building a voting system, an agency website hosting platform, or an entire agile acquisition process, digital services are more relevant than ever before.
Want to know if your government is on GitHub? The answer is likely yes, and you can check the list on government.github.com.
Government development resources
United States General Services Administration (GSA) Open Source Portal includes details on their Open Source Policy, as well as details on their implementation.
Curious how successful US Government agencies have been able to do this? Check out how NASA has become prolific in code sharing.
Coding while Governmental
18F has published their development guide for all to use.
DigitalGov webinar on using GitHub:
CFPB's Open Source Checklist includes some good suggestions on how to get from closed to open sourced code.
Have some resources or guides that you think would be helpful to other government users throughout the world? Reach out and let us know at email@example.com.
Noteworthy Government Projects
An open source API management platform for exposing web service APIs. The basic goal of API Umbrella is to make life easier for both API creators and API consumers.
The United States Digital Services (USDS) Playbook identifies a series of “plays” drawn from successful best practices from the private sector and government that, if followed together, will help government build effective digital services.
An opensource, publicly owned evoting system. It is the result of the collaboration between the Geneva, Switzerland State Chancellery and the Geneva IT Department.