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OpenGov Foundation receives Knight Foundation grant for online participatory lawmaking system

The OpenGov Foundation announced yesterday that it had received a $750,000 USD grant from the Knight Foundation to “implement, test and refine an online and open process for creating new laws.” Here are excerpts from the announcement: Americans will soon … Continue reading

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UnBlight Unconference 2014: Storify, links, and resources

UnBlight — “an unconference exploring technology, property data and community revitalization” — was held 14-15 August 2014 in Macon, Georgia, USA. The event was hosted by Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism and the Sunlight Foundation, and was funded by … Continue reading

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ZoningCheck: Zoning regulation lookup service

ZoningCheck, an online zoning regulation lookup service, has been launched by OpenCounter. Here is a description, from the service’s About page: ZoningCheck is a zoning lookup tool that helps business owners, real estate developers, and interested citizens quickly understand the … 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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May 10-11: Legal Hackathon Miami, co-sponsored by Knight Foundation

Legal Hackathon Miami, co-sponsored by The Knight Foundation, will be held 10-11 May 2013, in Miami, Florida, USA. The event is being held in conjunction with AT&T Mobile App Hackathon. The top prize for best legal app is $5,000. The … Continue reading

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Davidow et al. on OpenCourt and Transparency in the Court

John Davidow of WBUR, and colleagues, gave a presentation entitled OpenCourt: Transparency in the Court, on 29 November 2011, at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Click here for video and audio of … Continue reading

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