Proprietary Software, Lions and Bears in the Civic Commons Marketplace


In this article, Andrew Hoppin talks about the balance between proprietary vs. open source solutions in the Civic Commons Marketplace, a project of Code For America recently completed with the collaboration of New Amsterdam Ideas.  

"I believe that the Civic Commons Marketplace in its current form, open to listings of all software regardless of license, is highly necessary and valuable.   That said, there are at least three more nuanced concerns that I believe are valid, and that should in fact be on the roadmap for the Marketplace to address in the months ahead." 

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  • Nuams' co-founder and CEO, Andrew Hoppin previously served as Chief Information Officer of the New York State Senate from January 2009-January 2011. There, he led the successful effort to deploy...

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