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What began in January 2010 as a simple wiki of open government policies and practices (originally called "OpenMuni"), later developed into the Civic Commons community.

The Civic Commons Wiki is a collaborative encyclopedia documenting best-practices and open standards for file formats, APIs, agile development processes, open source software, and supporting policies and licenses in the civic sector.

Civic Commons was originally a partnership between OpenPlans and Code for America. As of 2015, neither organization is affiliated with Civic Commons - it is an entirely community run resource.