Tag: Open Government

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The Future of Open and How To Stop It

In 2008, Jonathan Zittrain wrote a book called The Future of the Internet and How To Stop It. In it he argued that the runaway success of the Internet is also the cause of it being undermined, that vested interests were in the process of...

/ 30 January 2015

Reconciling Open Data and Privacy

Digital rights advocates have a hard time these days because the ability to manifest things online and the growth of online data have brought two “rights” into conflict.  On one hand transparency and accountability advocates argue that getting government data...

/ 16 August 2013
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The Open Data Cart and Twin Horses of Accountability and Innovation

Let me start by saying that the ideals of the Open Data movement: transparency; accountability; and, citizen innovation, are ones that I hold near to my heart.  Further, I admire and respect many of the leaders of the Open Data...

/ 19 June 2013
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Right Openness If You Meet the Open Guru on the Road, Kill Him

Let me start by saying how much I love Open Source software, peer production, the tide that raises all ships, Wikipedia, all things “open”. It is part of how I define myself. I love what happens when people share expertise,...

/ 18 March 2013

If I Had 50 Million Dollars

If I had any poetic talent, I would have done this in rhyming couplets set to the music of the Barenaked Ladies but sadly today you are left with my prose.  Hum along with me anyway. If you work in...

/ 17 December 2012