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What I Learned at Dinner ~ Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes
It is attractive to imagine that there are 'baby steps' we can take 'inside' the institutional silos to get them used to the ideas... [but] we miss out on the power of the 'network effects' . . . integral to the positive feedback loops of succesful social
sfu-code 
april 2007 by geof
PostalCodes - Civic Access - Accès Civique
Need for free access to postal codes by riding
sfu-code  canada  policy 
april 2007 by geof
Guardian Politics: E-Government in Britain
A collection of articles about e-government in Britain.
sfu-code  policy 
february 2007 by geof
CyPRG - The Cyberspace Policy Research Group
The Cyberspace Policy Research Group (CyPRG), at the Univ. of Arizona, Tucson and George Mason Univ., studies diffusion and use of World Wide Web in governments worldwide, particularly in terms of organizational openness and internal effectiveness.
sfu-code  academic  research 
february 2007 by geof
BillHop.com
U.S. wiki for tracking government legislation
sfu-code 
february 2007 by geof
Odd Wiki SocialSynergy: CitizenEngagedGovernment
Proposals for engaging citizens. Includes link to Estonian forum for discussion of upcoming bills.
sfu-code  participation 
november 2006 by geof
Regulations.gov
US analog of Consulting With Canadians
sfu-code  participation 
october 2006 by geof
The Slashdot Effect - Alex Havalais
Slashdot as a prototypical blog, including large-scale political discussion, and its link to hacker culture.
hackers  culture  social-software  sfu-code  filetype:pdf  media:document 
september 2006 by geof
ongoing · Wikipedia: Resistance is Absent
Why the government needs to use nice URLs.
sfu-code  policy 
september 2006 by geof
E–deliberation and local governance
A survey of how participation is (or is not) being enabled in the UK.
sfu-code  online  community 
september 2006 by geof
Cairns Blog: E-Govt
A series of blog posts and articles about e-government.
sfu-code  policy 
september 2006 by geof
Mongoose RealCommunities 12 Principles of Civilization
Actually these are 12 principles of (online) collaboration.
sfu-code  social-software 
september 2006 by geof
A democracy of groups
Paper on social software, groups, and the idea of the democratic corporation (rather than the business corporation).
sfu-code  academic  participation  social-software 
september 2006 by geof
Slashdot | Judge Rules Sites Can Be Sued Over Design
Site is sued successfully over accessibility in US by NFB.
sfu-code  policy  us 
september 2006 by geof
Open Health: a platform based model of active health — CooperationCommons
This report from the Red group, a "do tank" affiliated with the UK Design Council, provides a great look at how open systems and paltform thinking can help reframe public health.
sfu-code  policy 
august 2006 by geof
Cooperatics
Cooperation: best practices and technologies
sfu-code 
august 2006 by geof
Patient Opinion - Home
UK site for commenting on health services through the NHS.
sfu-code  social-software  health  service 
august 2006 by geof
habitat JAM :: Get involved in Habitat JAM
Another model for citizen participation and consultation for the World Urban Forum in Vancouver. Local experience may be valuable.
sfu-code  social-software  vancouver 
august 2006 by geof
Askbristol - have your say- Home Page
An example of a government experimenting with participation. Most response forums have only a few messages. Summaries of response to feedback - e.g. public support for quality graffiti (Banksy) - are valuable.
sfu-code  social-software 
august 2006 by geof
The CIO-GOV Summit
A Ottawa summit about FLOSS in the public sector.
sfu-code  conference 
august 2006 by geof
Smart Mobs: Sunlight on open government
The Sunlight Foundation has announced the first three winners of its mini grants, whose purpose is to allow citizens to work toward more open government. The awards have gone to the Metavid project, MorePerfect.org, and Arizona Congress Watch.
sfu-code  open  government 
august 2006 by geof
Belgium - Press Release on Government Support for Open Standards & ODF
The federal Council of Ministers therefore proposes establishing ODF as the standard for exchanging office documents such as texts, spreadsheets, presentations within the civil service as soon as the format is definitively approved by ISO.
sfu-code  policy 
august 2006 by geof
Taiwan mandates Linux-ready PCs - Software - News - ZDNet Asia
Taiwan has mandated that all PCs purchased for government use must now be compatible with the Linux operating system.
sfu-code  policy 
august 2006 by geof
Open Source Weblog: Open source in the national interest
The 79-page report proposes that the DoD adopt what it calls "open technology development," which incorporates open source methodologies and open standards
sfu-code  policy 
august 2006 by geof
FOSS-PDI Info Page
A network comprising civil society and UN organisations including UNESCO has launched a public e-consultation on the development implications of free and open source software
sfu-code  policy 
august 2006 by geof
Under the Hood: Streaming Around the World: Inside the CBC
CBC uses Microsoft DRM for streaming audio, making it difficult for non-Windows users to listen to.
sfu-code  drm  canada 
july 2006 by geof
apophenia: anti-social networks legislation
US legislation (now passed) bans schools and libraries from allowing minors access to social networking. This will probably block everyone from all uses. This isolates people from communities and culture, esp. low-income folks. Is anything like this in
sfu-code 
july 2006 by geof
Serving Citizens – Serving Government: An Integrated Approach 1 / 16
Slides for presentation. Includes claim of achieved 10% increase in satisfaction 1998-2005. Vision of government exclusively in terms of service - not participation.
sfu-code  policy  canada 
july 2006 by geof
Health Canada 2006 GOL Public Report
Has "last modified" date but no creation date, although the creation date is present in DC metadata. The creation date is odd - it's April 2005, long before it would be possible to release a 2006 report!
sfu-code  policy  canada 
july 2006 by geof
CIC Canada | 2005-2006 Government On-Line Report
Citizenship and Immigration Canada's 2005-2006 report about their progress wrt GOL.
sfu-code  policy  canada 
july 2006 by geof
ONLamp.com -- Free and Open Source Software at the United Nations
The United Nations is aware of the importance of including technology development as part of a larger effort to bridge this global digital divide. This article looks at how various United Nations agencies use free and open source software to meet the goal
sfu-code  policy 
july 2006 by geof
A List Apart: Articles: To Hell with WCAG 2
It's hard to blame the government for accessibility problems when the standards process is broken.
sfu-code  accessibility  policy 
july 2006 by geof
Canadian Youth Connection (CYC) Application Form
I think it would be useful to look at this, but I'm outside the age range.
sfu-code 
july 2006 by geof
CSIS - Global Policies On Open Source Software
This is an annual report on government open source policies. It shows policy approvals and failures in 2005, compares policies in 2004 and 2005, and provides a comprehensive list of policies in countries around the world with an extensive hyperlinked bib
sfu-code  foss  policy 
july 2006 by geof
Government Forge
established to serve as an information and hosting, (co-hosting/mirror) venue and collaborative development environment portal for open source software programs, applications, tools and components that are relevant to, and/or can be utilized by government
sfu-code  foss  government  software 
july 2006 by geof
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