[odf-discuss] ODF tools and US administration's Open Government
lars at umich.edu
Thu Dec 31 07:29:58 EST 2009
M. Fioretti wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 13, 2009 18:20:52 PM +0200, Lars Nooden wrote:
>> There's some movement now on the Whitehouse's initiative to publish
>> public records and public data:
>> The tools started by the Fellowship are valuable for meeting the
>> administrations goals and of great use in the initiative. Should we
>> write an open letter or try contacting the Open Government
>> initiative or the Sunlight Foundation directly?
> Sorry Lars, missed this in a mountain of other email I am game for
> contacting this but not immediately.
I think we all are in a similar boat. I am sure that there are
important things I have forgotten in the holiday chaos and travels.
> Besides the usual things I'm also
> teaching through all January (**).
> If this can wait till February,
> let's talk about it in a few weeks. On a related note...
Probably can. IF it is an important topic, however, the shills will
revv up and I'd prefer not to have to spend time disciplining them.
> (warning, shameless plug ahead even if not for profit)
> ...recommending really open standards like ODF is what I've explicitly
> recommended in my chapter of this book:
> which is targeting also the very people you mention, so let's hope at
> least one of them does read the book :-)
Just so it gets to the list more easily:
Open Government Collaboration, Transparency,
and Participation in Practice
By Daniel Lathrop and Laurel Ruma
January 2010 (est.) 378 pages (est.)
I expect we'll hear from them after New Years (1 jan not feb 14)
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