Making Government Suck Less

November 15, 2012 — Leave a comment

By: Darrell Issa

On June 11, 2012, I went all in on open. That day, I traveled to the Personal Democracy iStock_000010118847_ExtraSmallForum (PDF) in New York City to launch the OpenGov Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to developing and deploying technology solutions to help people participate in their governments. But a tool is only as good as the problem it solves, and we face a massive problem. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is only a symptom. Government doesn’t understand the Internet, how it works and the awesome power its networked users wield to disrupt almost anything – especially politics itself.

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