Post Tagged with: "visible government"

How Crown Copyright Hurts Canadians

VisibleGovernment has a post on crown copyright and why it needs reform.

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September 12, 2009 Comments are Disabled News

Openness and Crowdsourcing Combine To Change Government

The August long weekend goes by many names in Canada – Simcoe Day in Toronto, Colonel By Day in Ottawa, and British Columbia Day in B.C. – but the most common is simply Civic Day.  On the week Canadians enjoyed Civic Day, my weekly technology column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) notes how our civic institutions are rapidly being transformed by open government mandates that leverage the power of the Internet to foster greater transparency and public engagement.   

The City of Vancouver has led the way with the adoption of a resolution in May that endorsed open and accessible data, open standards, and open source software.  The open data component states, "the City of Vancouver will freely share with citizens, businesses and other jurisdictions the greatest amount of data possible while respecting privacy and security concerns."

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August 4, 2009 Comments are Disabled Columns Aggregates Canadian Government Contracts points to, a site that aggregates thousands of completed government contracts into a single search engine.

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July 10, 2009 1 comment News

Celebrate Canada Day with Beers for Canada

As Canadians from coast to coast celebrate Canada Day, the people behind have developed a novel way to celebrate.  Visible Government is a Canadian non-profit that promotes online tools for government transparency. It encourages government leaders and organizations to share their information openly, and work with developers to build […]

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July 1, 2009 2 comments News