Transparency Camp09

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

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Transparency Camp09

  1. 1. Easy Legislation
  2. 2. Two little things 1.Versioning 2.“advanced” Permalinks
  3. 3. pretty please? http://www.flickr.com/photos/plasticrevolver/161355000/sizes/l/
  4. 4. with sugar on top? http://www.flickr.com/photos/alaig/2873747060/sizes/l/
  5. 5. I’ll be your best friend http://www.flickr.com/photos/photo4jenifer/3246082603/
  6. 6. 1. Versioning • All changes shown • and time-stamped
  7. 7. “Show me the changes” • we can make the fancy interfaces!
  8. 8. how to see changes? • simple strike thrus • like in a word doc
  9. 9. http://whitehouse.wikia.com
  10. 10. http://versionista.com/pub/15881/1/7/9:8/
  11. 11. many other models • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Revision_control • Word processors • Spreadsheets • Content management System • Wikis • Coding systems : sVN and GIT
  12. 12. • who did what is optional • I’ll explain later...
  13. 13. Part 2...
  14. 14. What does all Law and legislation have in Common?
  15. 15. Paragraph notation
  16. 16. www.assnat.qc.ca/archives-36leg1se/eng/Publications /Projets-loi/publics/00-a160.pdf
  17. 17. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-45
  18. 18. http://clerk.ci.homer.ak.us/document/108.htm
  19. 19. http://www.austlii.edu.au/catalog/234.html
  20. 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. 21. Microformat • Simple • human readable • (we can always have outside groups do tiny URLS)
  22. 22. paragraph level • by being so atomic it is closer to being an ISSUE • semantic purposes...
  23. 23. all • law • and • legislation
  24. 24. notice “Perma” as in permanent
  25. 25. http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadsidepictures/269890607/sizes/o/
  26. 26. http://www.flickr.com/photos/liberato/171610084/sizes/l/
  27. 27. http://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/URI
  28. 28. “advanced” = Datetime
  29. 29. • see why don’t want WHo did what yet? stay with me...
  30. 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. 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. 32. Real Citations • Press • school children • legislators (staff ;-)) • citizens • findability • reduced confusion
  33. 33. RSS feeds • to both get data • and find out changes
  34. 34. External documentation
  35. 35. http://www.futureofthebook.org/commentpress/about/#1
  36. 36. http://www.diigo.com
  37. 37. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:228_Incident
  38. 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. 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. 40. Intuitive Tools • like Youtube • Copy paste • post link on facebook • post link on Digg • Post link to my blog • etc etc
  41. 41. Communities • Codeathon.pbwiki.com • barcamps - ala transitcamp • Contests - apps for democracy • Hackathons (attach to tech conferences)
  42. 42. Trust but verify http://www.flickr.com/photos/denaldo/3046615774/sizes/o/
  43. 43. Multiple Locations • Archive.org • Libraries • independent Organizations • cloning servers w hashes makes it difficult to change!
  44. 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. 45. Remember this one... • http://domain.com/folder/ file/DATETIME#paragraph
  46. 46. who did what • can be subjective... • hard to document • what to argue the WHY...
  47. 47. politicians can then becomes statesmen again
  48. 48. How to contact me? Silona.com silona@silona.com (512) 750-9220 Silona_bonewald on Skype

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