[NZOSS-Openchat] When Open Isn't...

Peter Harrison cheetah100 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 26 09:14:32 NZST 2010


Recently the Australian Government made a commitment  to Open Government.

New Rule #1: You can't say you are committed to Open Government when
you respond like this [censored document] to a request for official
information.
New Rule #2: You can't say you are committed to Open Government while
at the same time proposing to read peoples mail and listen in on their
communications.
New Rule #3: You can't say you are committed to Open Government while
saying that it may lead to premature unnecessary debate.

http://www.devcentre.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=175&Itemid=56
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/no-minister-90-of-web-snoop-document-censored-to-stop--premature-unnecessary-debate-20100722-10mxo.html


Our own Government however appears to be actually walking the walk, as
in this article from Colin Jackson:
http://it.gen.nz/2010/07/23/making-law-the-good-way/


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