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Here’s What Open-Source Government Looks Like – DCInno

dcogcadmin | October 5, 2015

Seamus Kraft was running on minimal sleep through the days of furious Congressional debate surrounding the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), when he had his “aha!” moment. The digital director of communications for House Oversight and Government Reform chairman, Darrell Issa, was looking for a better way to get citizen input on a bill that had become a flashpoint across the internet community.

“This is the moment we had been training for,” Kraft recounted in an interview with DC Inno.

He brought his idea to Chairman Issa: an open source lawmaking process, where citizens across the country could contribute, in real time, to pending legislation, thus becoming co-creators. Government for the people, by the people, in its truest form.

And so, the OpenGov Foundation was born. [Read More]