Mark Simpkins, who works for the BBC and describes himself as someone who also works “hacking for democracy in his spare time,” will present this session at the 4th Annual O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference that will be held March 14-17, 2005 in San Diego.
Simpkins notes the disadvantages of governments releasing documents in PDF format only — particularly the difficulties the format creates for online discussion of parts of those documents.
Simpkins also points to the interesting blog consultationprocess.org
which has the slogan, “opening up public documents to the blogosphere.”
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