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White House offers 'We The People' petition app under open source license

ComputerWorld - The source code of "We The People," the online system that can be used by citizens to submit their petitions to the White House, is being offered as open source software, an official said on Thursday.

"Now anybody, from other countries to the smallest organizations to civic hackers can take this code and put to their own use," wrote Macon Philips, director of digital strategy in a post on the White House blog. It is the first big code release by his team, he added.