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I couldn’t agree more with Mozilla’s Laura Hilliger: We can’t force people to participate, and if we really care about educating people, we shouldn’t try. We should build and design for...

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Sometimes it’s better to embrace constraints. Why not even invent some? Constraints don’t need to make things harder – they can make things easier. Why take a year to deliver...

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A clipboard manager is an insanely useful bit of productivity kit. It’s one of those things that you may not know even exists, but once you start using it, you can never go back. A quick...

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An ongoing debate this. Ben Proctor has had his say recently, and it feels fairly sensible. There are two issues at stake here – one is whether some kind of ‘GDS’ for local...

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There are a lot of problems out there that need fixing. Some are big, and complicated. Others are quite small, and simple. Why not try picking one of the small and simple ones, and fix it? Back in...

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Ellen Miller (Photo: Sunlight Foundation) Today, Sunlight Foundation announced Chris Gates will take over as its new president in October after co-founder and executive director Ellen Miller said she...

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Photo: FDA / Michael J. Ermarth The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s openFDA initiative aims to “make it easier for web developers, researchers, and the public to access large,...

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Earlier this week, the White House via the recently launched U.S. Open Government Google group, asked for input regarding an upcoming “refresh” of their Open Government website at...
FCC.gov It took 10 years for the Federal Communications Commission to re-do its first website, and now FCC.gov is set to undergo a second overhaul since it relaunched in 2011. A public beta of the...

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