Bureaucrats like GithubFri 15 March 2013 by guglielmo
Filed under reporting Tags politics open source
Some remarkable examples:
- US - https://github.com/WhiteHouse
- NASA - https://github.com/nasa
- UK - https://github.com/alphagov
- Canada - https://github.com/pwgsc
- Finlandia - https://github.com/avoinministerio
- Buenos Aires - https://github.com/gcba
Github also destined an evangelist to the task. The objective: change the way governments actually face (and solve) ICT problems, studying similar solutions in the social repository, and implementing from scratch only when really required.
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