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18F's Open Source Program Site

A collection of resources and tools to support federal agencies better employ open-source.

Special thanks to @CFPB, @Virtix, and @BenBalter for their insight and code.

18F's open source policy

Looking for 18F's open source policy? This is the policy 18F uses to govern its own work:


We also have an Open Source Style Guide that details how to write READMEs, Issues, and Descriptions that are user-friendly and clear. The guide also contains a checklist which we recommend using to make sure you are publishing a user-friendly repository.

Public domain

This project is in the worldwide public domain. As stated in CONTRIBUTING:

This project is in the public domain within the United States, and copyright and related rights in the work worldwide are waived through the CC0 1.0 Universal public domain dedication.

All contributions to this project will be released under the CC0 dedication. By submitting a pull request, you are agreeing to comply with this waiver of copyright interest.


Artifacts an organization can use to bootstrap an open source program. (Policy is in open-source-policy repo.)



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