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OpenGovernment.org at National Conference on Media Reform

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Writing from the plane headed to the National Conference on Media Reform in Denver, CO, organized by the terrific folks at PPF’s longtime friends at Free Press . My first time in Denver, look forward to seeing the mountains. I’m...More

 

Vote for our Knight NewsChallenge proposal: OpenGovernment.org

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Our tiny non-profit team was plainly excited when we heard that the Knight Foundation NewsChallenge had an #opengov theme, viz.: How might we improve the way citizens and governments interact? Good Q! After all, not only is our non-profit PPF...More

 

PPF at SxSW Interactive - come say hi

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Two of the PPF team will be at SxSW Interactive this week. I’ll be there to sneak-preview the recently re-designed OpenGovernment.org , for engagement with state & city government. I’m attending with James McKinney, the E.D. of the Canadian non-profit...More

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CISPA is Back; All Your Data Are Belong to Us

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Barely a year after the defeat of SOPA, Congress is back to testing the waters for legislation that many internet users believe to be in violation of their fundamental rights to privacy and free expression. CISPA , a bill that...More

 

Around the Web: Research Works Act, Elsevier boycott & FRPAA [Confessions of a Science Librarian]

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This post has superseded my two previous link collection posts here and here . The first focused solely on the Research Works Act, the second added posts on the Elsevier boycott and this one also incorporates posts on the reintroduction...More

 

Elsevier boycott: Time for librarians to rise up! [Confessions of a Science Librarian]

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A little while back the Cost of Knowledge site started up a boycott pledge list in response to mathematician Timothy Gowers' pledge to stop contributing to Elsevier's operations by ceasing writing, reviewing and editing for them. Here is the call...More