Trade agreements like TPP need radical transparency and meaningful public participation

Rolling Rebellion Sparks in Seattle to Defend Internet & Stop the TPP by Backbone Campaign, CC BY 2.0 Creative Commons and an international coalition of organizations and individuals has published the Brussels Declaration on Trade and the Internet. It follows the recent ceremonial signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is an example of a trade … Read More “Trade agreements like TPP need radical transparency and meaningful public participation”

48 Civil Society Groups Demand Public Release of TPP Agreement Text

Today Creative Commons and 47 civil society organizations and academics released a letter (PDF) calling on negotiators of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to publish the draft text of the agreement. Up until now the text of the TPP has been developed mostly in secret by the 12 negotiating countries. Wikileaks published a draft text of … Read More “48 Civil Society Groups Demand Public Release of TPP Agreement Text”

Submit open content to the Sunlight Foundation's "Design for America" contest

The Design for America contest is the Sunlight Foundation‘s latest effort to modernize the United State’s information architecture and presentation. Their goal is “to make government data more accessible and comprehensible to the American public” by encouraging designers, artists, and programmers to reimagine government websites and to visualize government data and processes. Provided you meet … Read More “Submit open content to the Sunlight Foundation's "Design for America" contest”