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The Thriving of the Goverati

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 24 2009

A while back, techPres contributor Mark Drapeau coined the term "Goverati" -- which, for all its skin-crawling connotations, does capture something about this historical moment. Never, perhaps, since Teddy Roosevelt's civil service reforms has open government been so gosh darn sexy. Cases in point: more than 500 people are registered to spend all weekend at the Government 2.0 "uncamp" in DC. And the Sunlight Foundation announced another round of funding in the form of $4 million from the Omidyar Network.