The Open House Project from The Sunlight Foundation

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Feed Blending: Sunlight and Congress

September 27th, 2007 · No Comments

I enjoy modifying structures responsible for the form our awareness takes, that’s one of the reasons I was initially drawn to examine the availability of public information. In making the transition to working full time on transparency advocacy, I spent a great deal of time restructuring my information consumption habits. Politics and government [...]

Tags: OpenHouse · RSS · web 2.0

Insanely Useful Sites: GovTrack.us

August 9th, 2007 · No Comments

GovTrack.us is a perfect choice to be our first review as an Insanely Useful Website. GovTrack is one of the original web 2.0 type sources for government information: both an excellent example of a new model of political information distribution, and a compelling story of Web-programming genius expressed as an ambitious civic undertaking.
Josh Tauberer, [...]

Tags: Congress · House of Representatives · OpenHouse · RSS · Structured Data · committees · government websites · govtrack · insanely useful websites · web 2.0

Leg. database: Some progress

July 10th, 2007 · No Comments

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate to get in touch with three people at the Library of Congress, including the LOC’s director of web services (if I’m getting the title right), who took some time to talk to me about the information flow in the LOC that gets legislative information into the website [...]

Tags: OpenHouse · RSS · Structured Data