The Civic Commons: Code Sharing Between Cities

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Every city performs much the same functions for its citizens. Yet there is massive duplication of spending by cities as each builds its own applications and platforms. Washington DC Chief Technology Officer Bryan Sivak, OpenPlans’ Director Nick Grossman and Code for America's Technical Director, Dan Melton, discuss their new initiative for code-sharing between cities, states, and government agencies.

Civic Commons is a broad-based initiative to assist with the sharing of civic code. Online resources will include best practices for open source development, model language for open source RFPs and contracts, and a living catalog of the "civic stack."