Fellow list members,
I'm pleased to forward a press release from the Sunlight Foundation
about The Open House Project, which is a working group of sorts that
with the encouragement of Speaker Pelosi will be making a set of
recommendations in March about how the House can best use the Internet
to promote transparency.
The website will feature various points about this in blog style, and
you may notice that the second post right now is my own. :-) From the
"The bipartisan group . . . will be regularly consulting leaders in
congressional process and the Internet as well as civically engaged
citizens for their assistance in creating consensus on short-term
reforms that can be implemented in the House. Expertise and research on
many different aspects of Congress—ranging from video content, committee
documents, and legislative support agencies, to lobbyist disclosure, and
the use of structured information—will be integrated into a report to be
presented to the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in March."
I encourage you to forward this press release far and wide and to start
discussions on this topic. Feel free to post any ideas you have here to
this list (I'll pass things along), or to the TOHP list (linked from the
website), or by posting a comment on the TOHP website.
- Josh Tauberer
"Yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation! Yields
falsehood when preceded by its quotation!" Achilles to
Tortoise (in "Gödel, Escher, Bach" by Douglas Hofstadter)