Open House Project
This week, OHP has posted PDFs of the following:
- Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security (updated June 20, 2007)
- Post-War Iraq: Foreign Contributions to Training, Peacekeeping, and Reconstruction
- Foreign Science and Engineering Presence in U.S. Institutions and the Labor Force
- Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE): A Comparison of Selected Legislation in the 110th Congress
- And in honor of the 10 year anniversary of Internet free speech, there's Internet Search Engines: Copyrightâ€™s â€œFair Useâ€ in Reproduction and Public Display Rights
And as an aside, the OHP is really doing good work. Their site is worth a daily, or at least weekly, visit. We've added them to the FGI aggregator In Other News so make sure you visit. Just in the last week, they've posted about CRS reports, Politics is Architecture, George Miller taps Web2.0, and House Leg Branch Appropriations Review. Good stuff indeed!
The Open House Project has posted a clever YouTube video about their efforts:
If you're a YouTube member, please rate or comment the video. If not, please consider linking to it in your blog or web site.
FGI participated in the Open House Project and contributed to the report.
The Sunlight Foundation has just issued a press release about its new Open House Project. The goal of the project is to explore ways that the workings of the U.S. House of Representatives can be made more transparent using the Internet. The most encouraging news: the project has the support of Speaker Pelosi. The initial list of participants includes high-profile names such as Markos Moulitsas-Zuniga of Daily Kos and my favorite masher of congressional info, Josh Tauberer of Govtrack.us. The group intends to make a report to Congress in March 2007.