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Sunlight Snags Open Source Award

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, July 22 2009

Clay Johnson and his team at Sunlight Labs have won the 2009 Google-O'Reilly Open Source Award at OSCON 2009 in the "Best Community Builder" category.* Not bad for a bunch of civic-minded government geeks. ... Read More

Open Source as a Check on Contractors' Corrupt Code

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 11 2009

NextGov's Gautham Nagesh has a fascinating point. Sure, the only thing that moves at a more languid pace than federal government procurement reform are arctic ice floes and plotline resolutions on Lost. But -- as our ... Read More

Coming to SxSW? Join Our Core Conversation

BY Sarah Granger | Saturday, March 14 2009

Monday at 3:30 at the South by Southwest Interactive conference, Nancy Scola and I will be facilitating a Core Conversation entitled " 2.0: Upgrading to Open Source Government." We'll provide an overview of ... Read More

The FISA Protest and myBO: Can We Talk? Can They Listen?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, July 3 2008

The online mini-rising to protest Barack Obama's support for the Congressional compromise to renew the FISA legislation has been getting a lot of attention, with much being made (by us and plenty of others, including Ari ... Read More

Beyond Bittergate, Barack Yields Success to His Supporters

BY David All | Sunday, April 27 2008

Chris Chiasson has unearthed an interesting nugget from Barack's now infamous April 6 San Francisco fundraiser speech where the meme "Bittergate" emerged in which Barack recognizes the success of his organization is due ... Read More

From Exposing Superdelegates to the Bitter Brouhaha, Web Activists Make Their Mark

BY Ari Melber | Thursday, April 17 2008

From Obama's "bitter" brouhaha to making new rules for the superdelegates, Internet activists are upending this presidential campaign. Read More