Expand GitHub usage in GoC


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Submitted By
Mike Gifford
Votes: 79

Follow the example of:
UK: https://github.com/alphagov
USA: https://github.com/18f
Australia: https://github.com/AusDTO
NZ: https://github.com/GOVTNZ
BC: https://github.com/bcgov

and set up a GitHub account for the GoC.  Start sharing code beyond limited scope projects like  https://github.com/wet-boew

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Submitted by Rick Massie on April 10, 2016 - 5:17 PM

This is a great opportunity to allow Canadians to engage with Government, and for everyone to see, in a transparent way, what the Government is designing to serve Canadians. It would be great to have demos/working examples o a live site for people without programming skills to be able visualize what is being developed as well. Maybe something like labs.canada.ca that would be similar similar to old Google labs.

Submitted by John O'Brien on April 07, 2016 - 7:42 PM

Would also be lovely if someone in a position of authority would clearly articulate to departments who has the authority to authorize developers to push code to GitHub / open source community, so that they don't all have to figure it out individually.