tlee at sunlightfoundation.com
Fri Aug 13 16:30:05 BST 2010
Hello all -- just a quick note to introduce myself. I'm Tom Lee, director
of Sunlight Labs, the technical arm of the Sunlight Foundation. I'm looking
forward to being a part of this important discussion, and hope that you'll
all feel free to reach out to me individually if there's some way that I or
Sunlight can be of help to you.
Rufus has already posted our just-released set of ten open data principles (
this list, so perhaps I ought to begin by mentioning it. First: I'd be glad
to hear any thoughts or suggestions for improvement that it might prompt.
We're offering it in the spirit of evolutionary enhancement of work that
Sunlight had previously participated in -- a necessary update to a tool we'd
already been using. Our experience lobbying the government has convinced us
that achieving openness is more about fostering a norm than about finalizing
a spec, which makes us less worried about the dangers of proliferating
standards, so long as they're broadly in agreement (though I certainly
understand and respect the fact that others may disagree).
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