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Tue Oct 6 21:53:39 UTC 2009

As well as other grass-roots projects such as civicdb:

We ( also have our own projects around
government expense visualization, and access to information in Canada.

2.  Do you know about MySociety and the Sunlight Foundation?

Yes, MySociety in the UK, and the Sunlight Foundation in the US, were
the inspiration for our organization in Canada.

3.  Have you had a look at HFOSS?

Thank you for the link to HFOSS -- that's a great example.  Though,
many of the links to projects on the HFOSS link back to the HFOSS main
page, so it's hard to get a good idea of the participation rate or
health of the projects.   Does anyone know how HFOSS first got
momentum?  What are the characteristics of the healthiest project
organziations that make them that way?

In general, any thoughts you might have on:

 - how to market the idea to get professors interested
 - what resources should exist for professors and students

Would be very welcome.

As an aside, some professors are already starting to create open
government classes.  Here is one from U of T:

And one from Princeton:

Jennifer Bell

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