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Please log in to the wiki and add any links or reference material you think is useful, under the appropriate theme. This will then be published after the conference as a wrap up post for others in the OpenGov community across Australia.


Open infrastructure

References on open source and standards, case studies like OpenStack, Drupal, and what FOSS brings to government

Drupal - open web platform for governments

Global list of Government sites -

Distributions & Themes


Open Public

Canada - Web Experience Toolkit

Dutch government house style theme

US HowTo

Open data

References on opening up raw government data, what is needed from government, case studies, etc

Open information

References on FOI and related topics, case studies

Open communities

References on open government work happening in the community, getting FOSS developers and methdologies into government, building bridges between gov, community and industry

GovPond: A searchable index of Australian Government data + federated searching of Government data catalogues.


Government organisation

  • Discussed HM Revenue and customs who can refund in seconds, but also debit your account instantly as well. The key point is that there are upsides and downsides to being able to do this.
  • The use of Bitcoin for transparency and accountability
  • Currently publishes read-only data; allow community collaborators (members of the public, contractors to public works, etc) to directly update or contribute to data sets; possible use cases: