Why Obama Should Open Source His Campaign Code Now, Not Later

President Obama’s technical team wants to open source the technology that is credited with helping him win the 2012 election. The Democratic Party, however, has other plans, apparently intending to keep Project Narwhal and the rest of the software secret so as to give it an advantage over cash-rich but tech-poor Republicans. In so doing, the Democratic Party demonstrates a serious misunderstanding of open source and, indeed, how organizations benefit from technology.

Open sourcing Obama’s campaign systems is actually in the Democratic Party’s self-interest