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The Obama administration just proposed a policy that would make new government software open source, meaning anyone could use and modify it. In the proposed federal open source policy, Phila.gov’s analytics website gets a shout as an example of a piece of federally built code that was reused by another municipality.
From the policy:
For example, 18F and the U.S. Digital Service (USDS) jointly developed https://analytics.usa.gov to provide a window into how people are interacting with the Federal Government online and made the source code available in the public domain (see https://github.com/18F/analytics-reporter). The cities of Philadelphia, PA (http://analytics.phila.gov/) and Boulder, CO (https://bouldercolorado.gov/stats) were able to reuse the code to provide their own citizens with real-time information on how city government websites are serving citizens.