When
· Teens
· · 2015
· · · February
· · · · 02 (1 entry)

Text Editors for Freedom · The press cov­er­age says Court Orders IRS to Re­lease Computer-Readable Char­i­ty Tax Forms. There’s this guy Carl Mala­mud who runs Re­source.org, which is in the busi­ness of mak­ing pub­lic le­gal ma­te­ri­als ac­tu­al­ly pub­lic. “What,” you ex­claim, “Public le­gal fil­ings aren’t al­ready public?!” Nope, not un­less cit­i­zens can get full-text ver­sions for free. This is the sto­ry of how I helped Carl (in a small way) to stick a small wedge in­to a wall of re­al­ly stupid public-sector re­sis­tance to open­ness ...
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