Our alumnus Matt Asay’s blog The Open Road is a blog that matters to us and yesterday he added an item of special interest: Open Sourcing Australia: OpenAustralia.org goes live.
It seems reasonable to suggest that no nation should cede its sovereignty to any private, commercial interest. . . .
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Larry Lessig argues that “code is law,” meaning that the very software we use to construct the Internet, intranets, etc. has a powerful effect on what is actually possible through these communication media.. . .
It is therefore important that Australia opted for open-source software in capturing the mind and history of its parliament. This is what sovereign nations do. Or, at least, it’s what they should do.
I just took a look at the Australian site. It is a model. I was impressed by everything and thought that this current awareness service was especially impressive: