Monthly Archives: October 2013

Hagan: Judgepedia and crowdsourcing court-user info

Dr. Margaret Hagan of Stanford University has posted Judgepedia & crowdsourcing court-user info, at Open Law Lab. Here are excerpts: [… Judgepedia] is great in that it compiles disparate information that is available on lots of random sites around the … Continue reading

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Moore: Participatory Politics Foundation Launches AskThem Q & A Site

The Participatory Politics Foundation announced on 29 October 2013 that its next project would be AskThem. Here is an excerpt of the announcement: […] The Participatory Politics Foundation (PPF) is now announcing its next major project: AskThem, a free and … Continue reading

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Sunlight Foundation Acquires OpenCongress

The Sunlight Foundation announced on 29 October 2013 that it had acquired OpenCongress, the free-access-to-law and eparticipation service, from the Participatory Politics Foundation. Tom Lee of the Sunlight Foundation says that the principal Sunlight Foundation personnel working on OpenCongress are … Continue reading

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ANSI launches online (read-only) portal for standards incorporated by reference

Yesterday the American National Standards Institute issued an announcement: ANSI Launches Online Portal for Standards Incorporated by Reference: Website Provides Free, Read-Only Access to Private-Sector Documents That Have Been Incorporated into U.S. Government Regulations. Here are excerpts: The American National … 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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