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presentation i gave at Transparency Camp Feb 09. It later became citability.org

presentation i gave at Transparency Camp Feb 09. It later became citability.org

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  • 1. Easy Legislation
  • 2. Two little things 1.Versioning 2.“advanced” Permalinks
  • 3. pretty please? http://www.flickr.com/photos/plasticrevolver/161355000/sizes/l/
  • 4. with sugar on top? http://www.flickr.com/photos/alaig/2873747060/sizes/l/
  • 5. I’ll be your best friend http://www.flickr.com/photos/photo4jenifer/3246082603/
  • 6. 1. Versioning • All changes shown • and time-stamped
  • 7. “Show me the changes” • we can make the fancy interfaces!
  • 8. how to see changes? • simple strike thrus • like in a word doc
  • 9. http://whitehouse.wikia.com
  • 10. http://versionista.com/pub/15881/1/7/9:8/
  • 11. many other models • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Revision_control • Word processors • Spreadsheets • Content management System • Wikis • Coding systems : sVN and GIT
  • 12. • who did what is optional • I’ll explain later...
  • 13. Part 2...
  • 14. What does all Law and legislation have in Common?
  • 15. Paragraph notation
  • 16. www.assnat.qc.ca/archives-36leg1se/eng/Publications /Projets-loi/publics/00-a160.pdf
  • 17. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-45
  • 18. http://clerk.ci.homer.ak.us/document/108.htm
  • 19. http://www.austlii.edu.au/catalog/234.html
  • 20. “Advanced” permalink • http://domain.com/folder/ file/datetime#path to paragraph • or • http://Domain.com/ uniquedocname/DateTime#Title Section (subsection) Chapter (subchapter) paragraph Clause • (with optional sub pieces)
  • 21. Microformat • Simple • human readable • (we can always have outside groups do tiny URLS)
  • 22. paragraph level • by being so atomic it is closer to being an ISSUE • semantic purposes...
  • 23. all • law • and • legislation
  • 24. notice “Perma” as in permanent
  • 25. http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadsidepictures/269890607/sizes/o/
  • 26. http://www.flickr.com/photos/liberato/171610084/sizes/l/
  • 27. http://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/URI
  • 28. “advanced” = Datetime
  • 29. • see why don’t want WHo did what yet? stay with me...
  • 30. old Way • a Summary portion - a paragraph explaining what used to be there • NIcknames • pieces of legislation and documentation scattered everywhere (Federal budget)
  • 31. New way • We can pick up pieces! • you could read thru the law and legislation • visualization: • all new temporary legislation in red. • Old to be changed in strikethru. • unchanging in Black. • could see context!
  • 32. Real Citations • Press • school children • legislators (staff ;-)) • citizens • findability • reduced confusion
  • 33. RSS feeds • to both get data • and find out changes
  • 34. External documentation
  • 35. http://www.futureofthebook.org/commentpress/about/#1
  • 36. http://www.diigo.com
  • 37. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:228_Incident
  • 38. 5 paragraphs Sub Sen 4 committee Sen 1 Sen 3 Sen 2 D1 at 100 D2 at 100 D3 at 125 D5 at 100 Senator 1 has 425K from SBC related interests SBC http://www.flickr.com/photos/alaig/2873747060/sizes/l/
  • 39. Any piece of info •Who entered it (link to profile) •date •Link to original text or citation •Reputation rating •validated BY •Group association (Link to Group) •Action desired •tags etc...
  • 40. Intuitive Tools • like Youtube • Copy paste • post link on facebook • post link on Digg • Post link to my blog • etc etc
  • 41. Communities • Codeathon.pbwiki.com • barcamps - ala transitcamp • Contests - apps for democracy • Hackathons (attach to tech conferences)
  • 42. Trust but verify http://www.flickr.com/photos/denaldo/3046615774/sizes/o/
  • 43. Multiple Locations • Archive.org • Libraries • independent Organizations • cloning servers w hashes makes it difficult to change!
  • 44. Hey! what about who did what!?! never easy (many sponsors many pieces) So they can attach it themselves • as the who • and their documentation why • in a different location! • which will facilitate discussion and dialogue w citizens
  • 45. Remember this one... • http://domain.com/folder/ file/DATETIME#paragraph
  • 46. who did what • can be subjective... • hard to document • what to argue the WHY...
  • 47. politicians can then becomes statesmen again
  • 48. How to contact me? Silona.com silona@silona.com (512) 750-9220 Silona_bonewald on Skype