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Carl Malamud

The Law Must Be Free and Accessible to All -- Not Secret and Profitable

Ralph Nader | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

If the law is to be understood and obeyed, it must be public information. How can we follow the law if we don't know what it is? This is the astonishingly unfortunate reality for a large number of our nation's laws.

What Do You Want To Do With D.C.'s Laws?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.09.2013 | DC

Until recently, getting a full digital copy of D.C.'s laws was surprisingly difficult to do. The official version of the laws was available in an ...

The World's Hidden Laws, Free at Last

David Halperin | Posted 03.27.2013 | Technology
David Halperin

Government cannot tell people that they must obey laws that are only available in exchange for money. And government must not punish people for speaking the law to their fellow citizens.

What Is Gov 2.0? Putting SEC Data Online, In 1993

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Some days, it seem like there are as many definitions for Gov 2.0 as there are people.

Obama Administration Opens Up More of Government

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Okay, the deal is that we now have a federal government that wants to show you how things work, no interest in covering things up -- ultimately showing everyone how the sausage is made and where the money goes.

Obama, Carl Malamud, and Where Are All of the Open Source People?

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

On Facebook, I have seen two campaigns to make Carl Malamud the new head of the Government Printing Office.