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    DescriptionIn a world where web services can make real-time data accessible to anyone, how can the government leverage this openness to improve its operations and increase citizen participation and awareness? Through a collection of essays and case studies, leading visionaries and practitioners both inside and outside of government share their ideas on how to achieve and direct this emerging world of online collaboration, transparency, and participation. Contributions and topics include: *Beth Simone Noveck, U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer for open government, "The Single Point of Failure" *Jerry Brito, senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, "All Your Data Are Belong to Us: Liberating Government Data" *Aaron Swartz, cofounder of reddit.com, OpenLibrary.org, and BoldProgressives.org, "When Is Transparency Useful?" *Ellen S. Miller, executive director of the Sunlight Foundation, "Disrupting Washington's Golden Rule" *Carl Malamud, founder of Public.Resource.Org, "By the People" *Douglas Schuler, president of the Public Sphere Project, "Online Deliberation and Civic Intelligence" *Howard Dierking, program manager on Microsoft's MSDN and TechNet Web platform team, "Engineering Good Government" *Matthew Burton, Web entrepreneur and former intelligence analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency, "A Peace Corps for Programmers" *Gary D. Bass and Sean Moulton, OMB Watch, "Bringing the Web 2.0 Revolution to Government" *Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, "Defining Government 2.0: Lessons Learned from the Success of Computer Platforms" Open Government editors: Daniel Lathrop is a former investigative projects reporter with the Seattle Post Intelligencer who's covered politics in Washington state, Iowa, Florida, and Washington D.C. He's a specialist in campaign finance and "computer-assisted reporting" -- the practice of using data analysis to report the news. Laurel Ruma is the Gov 2.0 Evangelist at O'Reilly Media. She is also co-chair for the Gov 2.0 Expo.


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    Title
    Open Government
    Subtitle
    Collaboration, Transparency, and Participation in Practice
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel Lathrop, By (author) Laurel R.T. Ruma
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780596804350
    ISBN 10: 0596804350
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    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
    Imprint name
    O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
    Publication date
    02 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Sebastopol
    Author Information
    Daniel Lathrop is a former investigative projects reporter with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He has covered politics in Washington state, Iowa, Florida and Washington D.C. He was a senior researcher on the New York Times bestselling "The Buying of the President 2004" by Charles Lewis. He is a specialist in campaign finance and "computer assisted reporting," the practice of using data analysis to report the news. He writes code in Perl, Python and PHP. He was the primary architect of the data for the Center for Public Integrity's successful Lobbywatch project, which provided the first truly searchable online database of federal lobbying available to the general public. He supervised the data team that developed CPI's Power Trips investigation of Congressional junkets. Laurel Ruma is an editor at O'Reilly Media covering the Microsoft and Gov 2.0 topic areas. She is the co-chair for the Gov 2.0 Expo. Laurel joined the company in 2005 after being an editor at various IT research/consulting firms in the Boston area, including Forrester Research. Laurel went to Union College and is a photographer and homebrewer.
    Review quote
    Government is becoming more responsive and effective due to the Open Government movement. This book is written by the people, and for the people, who are interested in making Open Government happen. -- Craig Newmark, Founder of Craigslist--Craig Newmark