Applying Open Source Principles to Government

Applying Open Source Principles to Government is a free eBook available from

The book looks at the intersection of 'open source' and government, with a special focus on the ways governments adopt and release new technologies and can cultivate open source communities. It documents the way that open source principles—participation, transparency, collaboration, sharing, meritocracy, community, and rapid prototyping—have enormous value beyond the technology sector. The eBook consists of a collection of features stories about government initiatives around the world that illustrate the many impacts of open source on government - and vice versa.  Download the free eBook.