Thursday, February 26, 2009

"Reboot .Gov" campaign for Internet public info

Carl Malamud of has been making imaginative contributions to the Internet since before the Web began, especially by campaigning to get more and more technical and government documents online.

(He also started the first Internet radio station in 1993 for his "Geek of the Week" interviews.)

Now he is asking President Obama to consider him for the position of "Public Printer." See his platform at Yes We Scan!

Check out his site, or watch his speech at Google about some of the things Washington could be doing to make government more open online.

Case in point, here's a recent New York Times story about his efforts to get more court records online in a free and easy to use system.

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