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Obama calls 'National Day of Civic Hacking'

ComputerWorldUK - It's not unusual for free and open source software projects to enlist the help of their fans and supporters in debugging and other efforts to make the software better.

What's less common is for major national governments to do the same thing.

Sure enough, though, the White House Office of Science Technology and Policy on Tuesday announced  the National Day of Civic Hacking on June 1 and 2, calling it "an opportunity for software developers, technologists, and entrepreneurs to unleash their can-do American spirit by collaboratively harnessing publicly-released data and code to create innovative solutions for problems that affect Americans."