Visible Government has launched a crowdsourcing initiative to draft a copyright consultation submission on crown copyright.
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The August long weekend goes by many names in Canada – Simcoe Day in Toronto, Colonel By Day in Ottawa, and British Columbia Day in B.C. – but the most common is simply Civic Day. On the week Canadians enjoyed Civic Day, my weekly technology column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) notes how our civic institutions are rapidly being transformed by open government mandates that leverage the power of the Internet to foster greater transparency and public engagement.
The City of Vancouver has led the way with the adoption of a resolution in May that endorsed open and accessible data, open standards, and open source software. The open data component states, "the City of Vancouver will freely share with citizens, businesses and other jurisdictions the greatest amount of data possible while respecting privacy and security concerns."
Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 3, 2009 as 'Crowdsourcing' Puts Many Extra Hands to Work The August long weekend goes by many names in Canada – Simcoe Day in Toronto, Colonel By Day in Ottawa, and British Columbia Day in B.C. – but the most common is simply […]
The Guardian reports on its crowdsourcing success of sifting through hundreds of thousands of records involving MP expenses. In a matter of days, 20,000 people have examined about 160,000 documents.
The Liberal Party has launched an interesting crowdsourcing experiment. OnProbation.ca, a party-sponsored site, now includes a "feedback forum" that invites visitor to pose a question for the Prime Minister. Visitors can then vote on their favourites in a Digg-style format. Interestingly, the top vote getter thus far is a question […]