Cross-posted from the OSTP blog.
This morning OSTP is launching Phase Two of our forum on public access publishing, which will focus on Features and Technology. (Phase One began on Dec. 10 through Dec. 20, and a wrap-up of that Phase is posted here.)
It is one thing to talk about the philosophy of public access and open government generally, and quite another to get serious about how, exactly, to implement some of those ideas. So through the waning hours of 2009—until midnight of Dec. 31, that is—OSTP is inviting you to weigh in on some of the nuts and bolts aspects of public access publishing. Among the questions we hope you will address:
On Jan. 1 we will move to Phase Three of this discussion, which will focus on questions of Management. That discussion was originally scheduled to run through Jan. 7. However, we have heard from many of you that the scheduling of this forum has posed difficulties, especially because of the intervening holidays. So we have decided (and will soon announce in the Federal Register) to add two weeks beyond the scheduled end of this forum. We will use that period from Jan. 7 to Jan. 21 to revisit, on a more detailed level, all three focus areas that will have been addressed by then—perhaps asking you to dive deeper into a few areas that, by then, show themselves as deserving additional attention.
Thanks for your continued involvement in this experiment in open government and public engagement. We look forward to learning from you!
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Rick Weiss is Director of Strategic Communications and a Senior Policy Analyst at OSTP