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  • Posted March 16, 2010

    TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT: IS IT REAL??

    Do you want to access the documents and proceedings of government? If you do, then this book is for you! Authors Daniel Lathrop and Laurel Ruma, have done an outstanding job of writing a book that will help you scrutinize and participate in government, by introducing you to 34 leading visionaries, thinkers, and practitioners:

    Matthew Burton, begins by proposing anew project to recruit top technologies into government temporarily and harness their knowledge to transform the way government information technology operates. Next, Tim O'Reilly examines how the philosophy of the open Web applies to transforming the relationships between citizens and government. Carl Malamud continues by addressing the third wave of government transformation. Then, Beth Simone Noveck tackles the issue of closed decision making and open deliberation. Next, Howard Dierking explores applying software design patterns to government. Then, Douglas Schuler proposes a new model for online discussion and decision making, molded on the famous Robert 's Rules of Order. Micah L. Sifry continues by looking at the open government promises of the Obama administration and places it in the context of broader notions that underlie the philosophy of open source technology and Web 2.0. Mark Drapeau then examines how and why those who favor open government need to provide outside pressure if those inside government who desire change are able to make it happen. Next, Brian Reich sketches out what reforms must achieve for regular citizens in order to be effective. David Eaves continues by taking a look at open government and the civil service and argues for experimentation and accepting the inevitable technological shift that is upon government. Charles Armstrong then outlines a new kind of digital democracy in which decisions bubble up from citizens rather than coming down from e-leaders. Next, Nick Schaper describes the social media strategy the Republican minority in the U.S. House uses to outfox the Democrats who control the chamber. Ellen S. Miller continues by explaining why radical transparency in government will act as a counterweight to the influence of monied interests in shaping government policy. Finally, David Fletcher takes a tour through the most transparent state in the United States and explores the history; as well as, the future of Utah.

    This most excellent book shows you why government needs to adopt open standards in its technology that eschew the lock-in from vendor-specific technologies! More importantly, if you read this book from cover to cover, you'll discover that government must adopt open source software in order to achieve true open government, and that doing so has many social, societal, and economic benefits..

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