Dear Slawer-friends –
The Ottawa Citizen (main newspaper of Canada’s National Capital Region) featured today a full two page story in the tech weekly section, written by Peter Hum, on Government 2.0 Think Tank (“G2TT”), a private association dedicated to open source government. This marks the official launch of G2TT. More information on the association can be found in the G2TT Charter.
Aside from the interesting aspects of implementing web 2.0 in governments, I suspect that Slawers may be interested by one of the challenges identified in the first G2TT project – Project Eureka: Uninformed Copyright. By uninformed copyright, I mean the automatic “all rights reservered” that comes with information created by public servants (except in the US). By promoting awareness to the fact that licensing alternatives are possible, such as licensing through creative commons licenses, information created by governments ought to flow back more easily back to taxpayers, whenever needed.