Open Government Awareness Project. The LitiGator & boing boing are talking about the MIT Media Lab's ambitous new Open Government Information Awareness project. It hopes to organize information about all governmental agencies and related individuals and parties in an Internet Movie Database-type web-accessible database.
This information is already known to lobbyists for the wealthy and influential. Balancing things out a little is a very good idea. Knowledge is power. Giving people more knowledge of their government is a step toward restoring the proper balance of power between citizens and their servants. [net.law.blog]