Archive for February, 2007

Conference – Beyond Broadcast (note Local Up! working group) – 24 Feb 2007 – Boston

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

I’ve put my full schedule for Boston on the E-Democracy.Org blog. A real highlight looks to be the Beyond Broadcast conference on Saturday. This is one of the best examples of a conference using a wiki to organized itself from working groups to birds of a feather dinner parties. They are [...]

Query – Open Source Code for the Public Sector

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

My quick answer:
I’ve done a bit of digging around in the past on this issue. I haven’t seen much government take-up of Drupal, although I am sure there are some out there. If you take a look at“Plone and government”, you’ll see a fair amount of open source activity. In know that [...]

Project – Debatepedia.Org

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

I asked Brooks to send along a post I could forward to DoWire about his interesting Debatepedia.Org wiki project. I encourage you to take a look. I’d be interested in learning about other political wiki initiatives that accommodate people with diverse political views. I know about OpenPolitics.Ca and Campaigns Wikia. What [...]

Event – Better than Blogging? and Global E-Democracy Trends – Harvard, Boston – 22 Feb 2006

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Please pass this announcement on to those you know in the Boston area. If you are from outside the Harvard community, come on along and cc: clift@publicus.net with your RSVP as noted below.
See you in Boston!
Steven Clift
e-democracy.org – dowire.org
EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
The Leadership for a Networked World Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government [...]

What if a million people showed up? UK Prime Minister invites the public to e-petition him directly

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

The UK is a buzz about e-democracy … specifically, the e-petitions section on the Number 10 Downing Street website (the Prime Minister’s website).
The service, commissioned by that office and implemented/hosted by mySociety.Org (see the Guardian’s in-depth profile on founder Tom Steinberg from January) is generating some major heat. Meaning, it is working. It [...]


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