We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Participatory Politics Foundation (PPF) on the next phase of development for OpenGovernment.org. Our Executive Director, James McKinney will serve as technical lead on this new endeavour. The partnership will work to bring open government to the local level in the United States and Canada. The PPF has full details on their blog, and we will keep you updated as the project progresses. To follow OpenGovernment.org’s development, join the Google group or follow on Twitter.
In other open government news:
Random Hacks of Kindness’ global action days are December 1st and 2nd. If you are interested in participating you can find events around the world to join. One of our board members, David Eaves will be speaking at the Vancouver event today.
The Sunlight Foundation, using Crowdmap, the hosted version of Ushahidi, is compiling events on an OpenGov Resource Map which could benefit from some Canadian input! If you know of an upcoming event relating to open data, open government or government transparency submit it to this great resource!
Canada has dropped in the worldwide justice index, making only one top ten list, open government, where we rank 6th in the world. The full report is available online and provides interesting insight into how governments around the world approach civic engagement, access to information, legal stability, and transparency.