Tag: open government

The Open Data Song

Not to mention the new short film, “Open.” Great great stuff. Script and lyrics especially. My favorite from the song? You may say a pdf is good enough If they don’t like it well that’s just tough But that’s not open That data’s frozen Can’t boil that ocean Here’s a notion Make it free Machine-readable And available The Film (about…

Transparency reform bills introduced in Congress on anniversary of Citizens United

The often-cited quote about the pursuit of open government and open data by United States Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis is that “sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.” This mantra to many is included in the 1913 Harper’s Weekly article, entitled “What Publicity Can Do.” His words are possibly even more relevant now, as we observe the…