We are pleased to announce that the Civic Commons Marketplace, currently in private beta, will be open to the general public next Monday. The Marketplace will launch publicly in conjunction with the announcement of GovFresh award winners on December 19 – the Marketplace will display the award winners. If you haven’t already submitted your entries or voted in the 2011 GovFresh awards, you can do so here. Here’s what techPresident said about the public launch:
Civic Commons has launched a closed beta Marketplace, an application that aims to be a resource for people in the open-source, civic technology community.
First unveiled at Code for America’s year-end summit, the marketplace is supposed to be a clearinghouse for information about open-source applications and the organizations that make them.
“It tracks apps, organizations and entities,” Civic Commons executive director Nick Grossman told me today, “and most importantly, it creates linkages between the two: Which governments are using which apps for what purposes. We’re trying to start really small and really simple and just start building some linkages.”