Malamud’s “By the People”, a Compelling History of the GPO

Cory shares this video of Carl Malamud explaining the historical antecedents of his work, his earlier efforts in opening government data and the results, and the issues and hurdles that still remain. There is also a transcript of this speech that Carl Malamud gave back in September at Government 2.0. It is available in a variety of formats (though no ePub) and you can purchase it as a printed pamphlet from Lulu.

With the recent Open Government Directive from the OMB, this speech is even more appropriate. Carl’s words resonate with the call to institute a culture of participation and collaboration, not just mere access to knowledge.

If you are moved by Carl’s words, come and meet him this Thursday at a special DC CopyNight event.

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