Cities Powered by Open Source

February 9th Update: This post originally limited focus on the declaration of “equal” within these three cities open source policies, but I have expanded to also cover the issue of  defining “open source” and stipulating open source licensing for code developed in-house. San Francisco recently established a new policy requiring open source software to be Read more…

One point Oh

This week, OpenGeo released version 1.0 of our OpenGeo Suite. When we initially announced the OpenGeo Suite, it was a notion — a collection of individual software pieces we would professionally support as a whole. Now, it’s a product in the conventional sense — one download that provides all the pieces in a simple installer Read more…

The MTA is iterating

When you think of iterative development, you’re unlikely to also think “government agency.” You’re even less likely to think “MTA.” But that might not be the case in the future, as today the MTA showed a strong sign that the situation is changing: They listened to feedback and responded. Quickly. In my post yesterday, I Read more…

News Round Up

Worthy news all around the TOPP-sphere this week: Streetsblog and TOPP Labs are both talking about the MTA’s move to open up transit data on their new website. On the heels of this announcement, we’re hosting the next meeting of the NYC Open Transit Data Meetup on January 20th. As the extent of the heartbreaking Read more…