One of the things about going to tech conferences, but not being a techie, is that many of the resources, tools and websites people talk about are new to me. And in a world that produces so much data and new tech innovation, it can be hard to keep up with what’s going on.
In recent decades, the freedom of information and right to know movement has blossomed in countries as diverse as India and Iceland and Latvia and Liberia. At present, more than 90 countries across the world have freedom of information legislation in place. While there is huge variation between countries and the degree to which they […]
In a series of previous posts, I examined the kinds of things we look for when making funding decisions. This post takes a fleeting look at a few additional things we like to see in potential grantees, although these are by no means set in stone. In short, we have a bit of a soft […]
Our friends over at mySociety – the brains behind some of Britain’s best known transparency and democracy websites, like TheyWorkForYou, WriteToThem and the excellent FixMyTransport – seem to have been incredibly busy recently, so here’s a quick update on their latest developments: They’ve just hosted AlaveteliCon, a conference dedicated to users of Alaveteli, a piece […]