(Updated: fixed the links. Sorry! Having one of those weeks –Nat) Recently a group of 30 people who work towards open government met at the O’Reilly Campus in Sebastopol. I love what they came up with. Carl Malamud was the convenor, so I asked him whether anyone had written up what transpired. Here’s his list of web sites about the meeting, and some thoughts on what they came up with:
Dave Orban put together a web site.
Somebody else put together a google group.
Lessig, Karl Fogel, and Josh Tauberer all had Wikis going,
which we consolidated here.
Aaron Swartz whipped up a mailing list and a logo.
We also encouraged the attendees to pour whatever meaning they
wished into the principles, providing a “gloss” on the basic
pieces. You’ll see links under each of the words, plus here
are some blog reports:
- John Geraci
- Ethan Zuckerman
- (new@200712121840) Bradley Horowitz
- (new@200712121840) Joseph Lorenzo Hall
BTW, FWIW, I view the low number of words in the basic principles
as a definite feature … several prominent techies were pretty
impressed that we were able to boil this down to a set of basic
concepts. Very much like writing legislation or an Internet
standard, less is always better than more.