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[liberationtech] & 7 Other Sites to Shut Down After Budgets Cut

Steven Clift clift at
Wed Apr 6 19:08:45 PDT 2011

If the U.S. is seen as soft on open government specifically online efforts
designed for government accountability and transparency, it doesn't exactly
strengthen our calls for similar approaches to bolster democracy and good
governance around the world.
On Apr 4, 2011 6:06 PM, "Terry Winograd" <winograd at> wrote:
> By *Marshall Kirkpatrick*<>/
> March 31, 2011 2:45 PM /
> Two years ago the incoming Obama administration launched a number of
> ambitious websites<
> most notably <>, that were dedicated to offering
> public and government data to the outside world. The stated intention was
> foster transparency and offer a platform for the development of new
> and services. It appears those experiments may be over for now.
> Today the Sunlight
> Foundation<
> Federal
> News Radio <> reported
> that the public projects,,, IT
> Dashboard and as well as a number of internal
> sites including, FedSpace and many of the efforts related
> the FEDRamp cloud computing cybersecurity effort would be taken offline in
> coming weeks due to budget cuts by Congress. Perhaps things like
> government, software platforms and public accountability were just fads,
> anyway.
> *Update:*. We're hearing from several places that there's a potentially
> viable effort to save these sites and organizations.
> Here<>is one perspective on that and you can also
> see the Sunlight Foundation's Save
> the Data <> petition. See also
> Howard's in-depth reporting on this
> news<
> on Friday.
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