OpenDemocracy.net – open source news portal
GovFresh.com – a portal that focuses specifically on government applications of OS
OpenSource.com – an OS news portal that shows the growth of OS applications outside of the IT field, specifically: Business, Education, Government, Health, Law and Life
Number10.gov.uk – an electronic petition system set up by the U.K. government
Openpolitics.ca – an open source (i.e. editable wiki) in Canada for discussing issues
OpenSecrets.org – An organization that promotes transparency. Their three main goals are:
- Inform citizens about how money in politics affects their lives
- Empower voters and activists by providing unbiased information
- Advocate for a transparent and responsive government
Electronic Frontier Foundation – an international non-profit digital rights advocacy and legal organization
Visible Vote – we like the attempt this project has made, it’s a positive step in the correct direction, but, unfortunately, just a small step at a time when not only a leap will do. Also, it’s a little too ‘appy’ for our tastes – yes, make it “easy for monkeys”, a solid philosophy, but democracy demands more than just a passing moment while waiting for the red light to change. As it’s clear they have some solid technical ground work, it could definitely be incorporated into a larger project like OSPF.
Independent Open Source Intelligence Community (IOSIC) – we like their Facebook page as it also adopts the Open Source nature so definitely could be an incorporated as a module in OSPF as well.
Wikipedia – encyclopedia to the world
Ubuntu – well supported Linux operating system.
Android – open source for your phone
Mozilla – leading open source browser
WordPress – open source web design