Anna Shipman : JFDI

Resources for coding in the open

02 March 2018 / Open source

One of my main aims as Open Source Lead at the Government Digital Service was to make sure that there were good resources in place to help people code in the open. Many of these didn’t exist when I started the role so I created them. I’ve collected useful resources here.

The benefits of coding in the open

I was often asked what the value of coding in the open is to the teams themselves, those who are opening the code. There is a lot of value. I’ve shared that in various formats:

How to make your code open

Security when coding in the open

From the security perspective, it’s also worth knowing that while GCHQ don’t code in the open, they have released quite a bit of open source code.

GDS open code

Coding in the open across government

Let me know if there’s anything else

I hope you find this list useful. I’ll update it as things change so let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see here.

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