Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Obama doing good

The president elect for the United States has a website for the transition period. On it, news about the transition process is posted. What I find of interest is that in order to champion a more open, transparent and participatory government, they have adopted a new copyright policy.

One key aspect of this new policy is that the content of change.gov is now available under the CC-by 3.0 license. I applaud this choice. To become effective, it is essential to get the message out. They need people to pick up the message and thereby enable the process of participation. It is clear that a "share alike "requirement would prevent participation.
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