Why does this website deserve to win?:
Civic Commons, a project of Code for America, is a marketplace for open innovation in government, currently tracking 509 apps in 158 cities. Think of it like Techcrunch but for government software, or a community-driven civic app store: the Marketplace project fosters the creation and growth of a community of civic technologists sharing not only information about the applications they use and their experiences with them, but also the very application code. By connecting the nation’s best civic innovators, we stimulate better IT decision making and the reuse of civic code across the world. By putting information about open-source and proprietary software products on a neutral level playing field, we believe that Civic Commons will ultimately drive adoption of open software platforms by government, foster innovation, and save governments billions of tax dollars worldwide.
Website Launch Date:
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Code for America Labs
New Amsterdam Ideas
New Amsterdam Ideas improves the efficiency of the world's public sector institutions by helping government and non-profit organizations to innovate affordably using open-source software platforms such as Drupal, CKAN, and CiviCRM.