Campaign: Do-It-Yourself Government

Chilling Open Government -- Method One

The OSTP Blog demands full names on the internet. This is a known security risk, and an improper request. The public is not sitting behind federal security guards. Politics is a volatile issue, it is simply unwise to put a genuine name out there. Yes, we could lie, but it weakens our credibility to demand open and honest government when we are compelled to begin with a lie. That is a setup. It isn't an accidental ...more »

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Campaign: New Tools and Technologies

Expand Citizen Engagement by Making Government Websites Mobile Platform-Ready

As mobile phones continue to become more sophisticated, a greater percentage of our population will be using the mobile platform to access government information via the Internet.

 

Websites such as Wikipedia automatically detect and format information for the mobile platform. In the interests of greater accessibility, collaboration and open government all Federal Government websites should be mobile-compatible.

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Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Develop and introduce the USA Public Freedom Act

THE USA PUBLIC FREEDOM ACT Expanding and Improving Domestic and International Collaborative Governance Opportunities for All Americans A Proposal Summary Since the 1600s, U.S. citizens and Europeans have held a shared value fundamental to our democratic heritage, of what we once called, public freedom. In the U.S. and French tradition of the eighteenth century, the idea contrasted with individual or private freedom. ...more »

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Chilling Open Government -- Method Three

Failure to provide a clear link to discussion from brainstorming.

 

This is a no-brainer. Hide the discussion, perhaps the public won't find it.

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Break down the barriers to Open Government positively, collaboratively, and proactively

Open government requires transformation – it must happen. However, the nature of government is to resist transformation. Therefore, the irresistible force of transformation WILL meet the immovable object of bureaucracy and resistance. If this collision is not anticipated and proactively addressed, the benefits of Open Government will be delayed, taxpayer money will be wasted, and high-profile failures will be used ...more »

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Campaign: Do-It-Yourself Government

Chilling Open Government -- Method Two

Rather than permitting discussion of what was presented in stage one, limit the conversation in stage two. Obama offer three concepts. Transparency, participation, collaboration. There is no proper foundation for ignoring the dominant issues presented by the people. Do not permit them to sabotage this process. It is our government. Continue to notify the White house that we await a truly open discussion, and an ...more »

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Open Government -- Uncensored

Google newsgroup.

 

Where the ranting and raging can continue.

 

I'll be there.

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OSTP is Funny

They have that vote up thing going on. So, here's how it works.

 

If it is popular speech, it will rise to the top like cream.

 

If it is unpopular speech, it will sink to the bottom like the disenfranchised behind it.

 

LOL

 

This is Open Government and Free Speech in the Good Ol' USA.

 

On a government site no less.

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Lack of Administrative Unity on Open Government--Vigilance is Necessary

From Air Force One press briefing, June 11. THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 11, 2009 PRESS GAGGLE BY DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY BILL BURTON Aboard Air Force One En route Green Bay, Wisconsin 11:10 A.M. CDT MR. BURTON: When we land the President will be greeted on arrival by Governor Doyle, Congressman ...more »

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Campaign: Making Government Operations More Open

Open Letter to the Government

If you also agree with this give a thumbs up...... I am Janet Contreras, a concerned, home-grown American citizen. I am 53, and I have been a registered Democrat all of my adult life. Before the last Presidential election, I registered Republican because I no longer feel the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. I now no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views ...more »

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Chilling Open Government -- Method Five

Scroll down to the bottom of the page, click on developers, and watch that discussion.

 

There is a screened data dump available for analysis.

 

Screening is a field listing whether your idea is on-topic. This is not a public field.

 

Read further, and you'll see that they do not want anyone to have a full dataset.

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Chilling Open Government -- Method Four

Describe analysis that fails to capture the meaning of brainstorming, that washes it of all true conflict, praise it, and close comments.

 

This is just disgusting. There is very little pretense that this is an open process.

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