Tag Archives: Waldo Jaquith

Kraft: DC Decoded beta launched by OpenGov Foundation

DC Decoded, a free-access-to-law and e-participation service for the District of Columbia, has been launched in beta by the OpenGov Foundation, according to an announcement this week by Seamus Kraft of the foundation. DC Decoded is an implementation of Waldo … Continue reading

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Kraft: OpenGov Foundation opens AmericaDecoded.org: Portal to all of the State Decoded sites

The OpenGov Foundation has announced that it has opened a new portal to all of the State Decoded free-access-to-law and e-participation sites: AmericaDecoded.org. The Foundation has posted a video describing AmericaDecoded.org. The State Decoded is Waldo Jaquith‘s free and open … Continue reading

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Hsiung: Miami-Dade County State Decoded Project

Ernie Hsiung has posted an overview of a new State Decoded project in Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA, in the Code for Miami google group. The State Decoded is Waldo Jaquith‘s free and open free-access-to-law and e-participation platform. I think Waldo … Continue reading

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Jaquith and Kraft: San Francisco Decoded Influences a Proposed Change in the Law

San Francisco Decoded — the free-access-to-law and eparticipation service created by the OpenGov Foundation, led by Seamus Kraft, using The State Decoded free-access-to-law and eparticipation software developed by Waldo Jaquith — has directly influenced a proposed recent change to a … Continue reading

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Open Legal Data: Focus of Open Government Chicago Meetup, 14 November 2013

Open legal data was the focus of the Open Government Chicago Meetup held 14 November 2013, entitled Process and Products Around the Chicago Municipal Code. Click here for video of the event (HT Dan O’Neil). Click here for the full … Continue reading

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Jaquith: Founding of U.S. Open Data Institute

Waldo Jaquith announced yesterday the founding of the U.S. Open Data Institute, with funding from the Knight Foundation. Here is an excerpt from Waldo’s post: I first proposed the idea of the U.S. Open Data Institute to Knight Foundation in … Continue reading

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Jaquith: Hover-over legal definitions in bills, enabled by Virginia Decoded API

Waldo Jaquith has used the API of the Virginia Decoded free-access-to-law site, to implement, for bills published through his Richmond Sunlight service, “hover-over” display of definitions of legal terms that have statutory definitions. See the terms that have a faint … Continue reading

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More Municipal Codes Published Free on the Web by Public.Resource.Org

Public.Resource.Org has posted several more municipal codes for U.S. cities and counties — approximately 220 in all — free on the Web. The formats of the codes vary. Examples of how developers can use open legislative codes like these include: … Continue reading

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Baltimore Decoded launched

Baltimore Decoded — a free and open version of the municipal code and charter for the U.S. city of Baltimore, Maryland — has been launched in public beta by the OpenGov Foundation. Baltimore Decoded runs on Waldo Jaquith’s The State … Continue reading

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dat for legal data

Developer Max Ogden is building a new set of tools for dealing with open data, called dat. dat seems appropriate for legal data. Ogden describes dat as “a new initiative that seeks to increase the traction of the open data … Continue reading

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