[City] is committed to:
● Meaningful public participation
● Collaborating with public and across government
● Sharing best practices, software and resources
A open city must create a legal
framework that will institutionalize the
principles of transparency,
participation, and collaboration into
it’s culture and work.
Open City Directive
www.gov.uk/service-manual/service-standard & www.dta.gov.au/standard/
Create a 'Digital Service Standard'
Set of criteria to create and run digital services.
Digital Service Standard of GOV.UK:
1. Understand user needs
4. Use agile methods
5. Iterate and improve frequently
8. Make all new source code open
9. Use open standards and common platforms
Outsourcing suppliers must comply
with the Digital Service Standard
It took us 6 months to negotiate a contract to deliver
open source software to the Belgian Police.
The largest open source community in the world.
Who’s using GitHub?
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Start with a README
The first thing a user will see when encountering your code.
https://www.vagrantup.com/ & https://www.docker.com/
Have a virtual development
Lower development environment setup time, increase
development/production parity, and make the "works on my
machine" excuse a relic of the past.