The framework for our country is our laws and our principles. But
increasingly, as a nation, we can't express these principles or uphold
our laws without the right software in place to support them. A new
generation of civic heroes is needed to heed the call to service, and
the Open Source community should lead the way.
It is not enough anymore for legislatures to release their data on a "website". Bills must be made available in a form that is easily indexed, searched, shared, blogged, discussed and tweeted. Bills must be well-formed, multi-format AND permalinked. Bills must becomes as blogs are - dynamic components of an online ecosystem.
In this session members of the Emerging Technologies group for the City and County of San Francisco will discuss open government and open source initiatives enacted in 2009/2010.
The Open Source Digital Voting Foundation is a three-year old non-profit foundation supporting a full time effort called the TrustTheVote Project. Learn about this imperative effort to create publicly owned, accurate, transparent, trustworthy, and secure voting systems using open source methods and a growing stakeholder community of elections officials and domain experts nationwide.