Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Portland, Oregon, joins the ranks of the open cities « Silicon Florist

Portland, Oregon, is now an open city.

Following in the footsteps of open cities like San Francisco, Chicago, and Vancouver, BC, Portland’s Mayor Sam Adams and the City Council today unanimously approved a resolution that directs the City of Portland to open data to outside developers and encourages adoption of open source solutions in technology procurement.

Very, very cool. Now if only the federal government would do the same. It's definitely getting better but we have a LONG way to go, particularly on the adoption of open source solutions front.

1 comment:

Don Halley said...

Well then we'd expect SF, Chicago, Vancouver, and now Portland to just freakin' flower, wouldn't we! Why not a resolution to utilize social media in communication? What a bunch of hooey!