Archive for August, 2008

GetUp's SMH article subtracts the transparency from eDemocracy

I was pretty disappointed to read this article in the SMH yesterday on the birth of eDemocracy in Australia. Written by someone from GetUp, it failed to mention OpenAustralia.org, while spruiking GetUp’s forthcoming website, Project Democracy, which will actually run on OpenAustralia.org’s software and use OpenAustralia.org data.

Here’s the article I wrote for Crikey today about the incident:

GetUp’s SMH article subtracts the transparency from eDemocracy

Credit where credit is due is a basic etiquette and underpins both the ethos and licensing of Open Source software. I hope GetUp has learned their lesson.

Comments (1)