Media praise for Open Government

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"Open government is one critical part in making happen what some may think impossible: a government that actually works."
-- Lawrence Lessig, director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics and professor of law at Harvard Law School

"Government is becoming more responsive and effective due to the Open Government movement. This book is written by the people, and for the people, who are interested in making Open Government happen."
-- Craig Newmark, Founder of Craigslist

"Open Government is a comprehensive compendium of the who, what, how, and why of the emergent national "Gov 2.0" movement; it's a must-read for all who care about transparent, efficient, and participatory government, which, by definition, should equate to each and every one of us in our capacity as citizens and voters."
-- Andrew Hoppin, CIO, New York State Senate

"We’re living in a world characterized by exponential change. Most government organizations weren’t built for this world. The movement from closed to open is one of the most important ways governments can adapt to faster change. Open Government offers insight on how to get from here to there. It should be required reading for anyone who cares about the future of the public sector."
-- William D. Eggers, Author of If We Can Put a Man on the Moon: Getting Big Things Done in Government and Government 2.0

"I would love for a copy to end up in the hands of every member of the government as well as any interested person planning to run for an office."
-- Matthew Helmke, MatthewHelmke.net

"Overall, this is a terrific set of essays and it deserves a place on your bookshelf if you care about transparency and Government 2.0 issues."
-- Adam Thierer, The Technology Liberation Front

"A must-read for advocates, geeks, public sector thinkers and especially public officials and employees. An outstanding collection of essays and case studies that provide a substantial base for the open government debate."
-- Sebastian Haselbeck, Intellitics

"...if you’re a student in public policy strapped for term paper topics, this is a gold mine."
-- Jerry Pournelle, Chaos Manor, The User's Column, July 2010, Column 360



"Open Government is a comprehensive compendium of the who, what, how, and why of the emergent national "Gov 2.0" movement; it's a must-read for all who care about transparent, efficient, and participatory government, which, by definition, should equate to each and every one of us in our capacity as citizens and voters."
--Andrew Hoppin, CIO, New York State Senate