Monday, February 05, 2007

Open Source Government

Tapscott and Williams wonder about the possibilities of open source beyond "software, media, entertainment and culture". They ask:

"Why not open source government? Could we make better decisions if we were to tap the insights of a broader and more representative body of participants?" Wikinomics (2006, p. 25)

Alexander Schellong may offer some answers. Since October 16, 2006, he has been tracking two Japanese municipal government's efforts in promoting the use of Social Networking Services (SNS) as they are hoping to take advantage of this for consultation and during a crisis like a disaster. Follow Schellong's post for more details.

1 comment:

joelogs said...

Then I found this post post facto.