Meet OOGL. On
his very first full day in the new job, you might remember, President
Obama gave word that the as-yet-unnamed person who will eventually fill
the as-yet-pretty-much-undefined federal Chief Technology Officer job
will come into office with an assignment waiting. He or she will have
120 days (which runs out on March 21) to write an Open Government Directive
that lays out how Uncle Sam will be game-changingly “transparent,”
“participatory,” and “collaborative.” Big job, the clock’s ticking, and
it seems only fitting to attempt to make the process of writing the
open-government directive itself, you know, transparent and
participatory and collaborative.
That’s where the Sunlight Foundation comes in.