|From:||Carl Malamud, Public.Resource.Org|
|Updated:||October 22, 2007|
|In Re:||Open Government Working Group Meeting in Sebastopol, CA|
Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media and Carl Malamud of Public.Resource.Org—with sponsorship from the Sunlight Foundation, Google, and Yahoo—will be hosting a meeting of 30 people interested in open government in Sebastopol, CA on December 7-8, 2007.
While the first meeting is invitation-only because of space and other logistical constraints, our hope is this meeting leads to a series of open activities in 2008 and beyond. With 3 sponsors, we are able to commit to a follow-on meeting in the spring, location, date, and agenda to be determined after we hear from the attendees at the first meeting.
Schedule and Agenda
December 7, 2007 (Friday)
December 8, 2007 (Saturday)
Topics and Goals
To give the group a common purpose, two group activities are proposed:
There will be small groups of attendees with common interests, and part of the 2-day meeting will be made available for work sessions. Possible topics include financial transparency, making case law available, and mirroring or harvesting local records or other databases. In the style of Foo, attendees will determine what these topics are.
Accomodations and Logistics
The meeting will be held at O'Reilly Media, 1005 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol, California, 95472. Sebastopol is about an hour north of San Francisco, in the western part of Sonoma County. December is rainy season with moderate weather, evenings getting quite cool.
There are two hotels in Sebastopol, both of which have group rates for O'Reilly Media:
There are also a large number of motels in nearby Rohnert Park and in Santa Rosa. Please contact Carl if you have questions about accomodations.
We will be serving meals both days. If you have specific dietary requirements, please contact Carl.
|01||Carl Malamud||carl [at] media [dot] org||Public.Resource.Org|
|02||Tim O'Reilly||tim [at] oreilly [dot] com||O'Reilly Media|
|03||Greg Elin||gelin [at] sunlightfoundation [dot] com||Sunlight Foundation|
|04||Micah Sifry||msifry [at] gmail [dot] com||Sunlight Foundation|
|05||Adrian Holovaty||adrian [at] holovaty [dot] com||EveryBlock|
|06||Daniel X. O'Neil||danx [at] everyblock [dot] com||EveryBlock|
|07||Michal Migurski||mike [at] stamen [dot] com||Stamen Design|
|08||Shawn Allen||shawn [at] stamen [dot] com||Stamen Design|
|00||Josh Tauberer||tauberer [at] govtrack [dot] us||GovTrack.US|
|10||Lawrence Lessig||lessig [at] pobox [dot] com||Stanford|
|11||Dan Newman||dan [at] maplight [dot] org||MapLight.Org|
|12||John Geraci||geraci [at] gmail [dot] com||outside.in|
|13||Edwin Bender||edwinb [at] statemoney [dot] org||Inst. for Money|
|14||Tom Steinberg||tom [at] mysociety [dot] org||My Society|
|15||David Moore||davidrussellmoore [at] gmail [dot] com||Participatory Politics|
|16||Donny Shaw||donnydonny [at] gmail [dot] com||Participatory Politics|
|17||JL Needham||jlneedham [at] google [dot] com|
|18||Joel Hardi||joel [at] hardi [dot] org||Public.Resource.Org|
|19||Ethan Zuckerman||ethanz [at] gmail [dot] com||Berkman|
|20||Greg Palmer||jgpalmer [at] gmail [dot] com||NewCo|
|21||Jamie Taylor||jamie [at] metaweb [dot] com||MetaWeb|
|22||Bradley Horowitz||bradleyh [at] yahoo-inc [dot] com||Yahoo|
|23||Zack Exley||zack [at] zackexley [dot] com||New Organizing Institute|
|24||Karl Fogel||kfogel [at] red-bean [dot] com||Question Copyright|
|25||Michael Dale||dale [at] ucsc [dot] edu||Metavid|
|26||Joseph Lorenzo Hall||joehall [at] berkeley [dot] edu||UC Berkeley|
|27||Marcia Hofmann||marcia [at] eff [dot] org||EFF|
|28||David Orban||david [at] davidorban [dot] com||Metasocial Web|
|29||Will Fitzpatrick||wfitzpatrick [at] omidyar [dot] net||Omidyar Network|
|30||Aaron Swartz||me [at] aaronsw [dot] com||Open Library|