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May 05, 2011


James Moore

Here! Here! Although describing Noveck's perspective as a second tribe gives her too much credit. Her view is not a different form of openness, it obstructs openness. This is the old technique of redefinition -- e.g. "Openness means that we ask public opinion a lot." Or, "We need to summarize the data or else the public might get confused."

Openness and transparency mean "raw data, online and real-time." This can often be accomplished simply by checking a box in an accounting system. Anything offered as a substitute is a just a distraction.

Of course we're open. Look how often we ask the public how we're doing?

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