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Realising the Value of Public information

Governments and public bodies have always been in the business of managing information - as creators, controllers, distributors, and more. Until the mid-1990s, however, most states took on only two main roles as holders of information.
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What is Open Business Really About?

Inspired by the open source software movement, the word “openness” is in wide use - from Open Access to Open Design, passing through Open Educational Resources and
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Decision-Making in a Culture of Participation

This essay was originally posted on Craig Newmark’s blog, Cnewmark and is the second of two essays on participation and authority.
How do governing entities judge the will of the governed? How do they gain their consent?
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(not) Newmark's Law

This essay was originally posted on Craig Newmark’s blog, Cnewmark, and is one of two essays on participation and authority.
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Framing the Net

We're always talking about something else. Regardless of the subject at hand, we have other subjects in mind that help us say what we mean. According to cognitive science, all of our thought and speech is metaphorical. That is, we understand everything in terms of something else.
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The Polyglot Internet

This essay was originally posted at Ethan Zuckerman's blog and prepared by Ethan Zuckerman for the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of the Internet by Ethan Zuckerman, October 30, 2008
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