Open source democracy

Great Clay Shirky TED Talk on how distributed version control and “having access to all the source code all of the time” will one day change the way government works. If you’re too busy to watch it in its entirety, the last five minutes are well worth your time.

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About Luke Fretwell

Luke Fretwell is the founder of GovFresh. He is also co-founder and CEO of ProudCity and advises civic leaders and businesses on how to best leverage digital strategies to create more effective, collaborative governments. He has written about civic technology for Federal Computer Week, NextGov, FedScoop, StateScoop and FierceGovernment, and has been referenced by the Washington Post and Fast Company on civic technology issues. Other projects/affiliations include Agile Government Leadership, CivicActions, HashtagGov, GovTechExec, GovPress and CityCamp. Connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn or email at luke@govfresh.com.

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