Posts tagged Open SourceRSS

  • A copy of DC’s laws is now free and open

    After open data advocates pointed out how ridiculous it is that private companies have a copyright on the only publicly-available versions of DC’s laws, DC Council General Counsel David Zvenyach helped make a public domain version and posted it online.Tom MacWright explained the problem last month. DC, like many governments, contracts with a company (in this case LexisNexis)…  Keep reading…

  • DC’s laws aren’t yours

    There’s a deep, persistent, and crippling problem with the laws of DC: you can’t download a copy.Due to a weak contract and a variety of legal techniques, it’s not possible to create better ways to read the law or download it for offline access, or even to try to do better than the crummy online portal that serves as its official source.It also means that it’s…  Keep reading…

  • Plan your next bike trip with BikePlanner.org

    If you bike in the Washington region, it just got a little easier to figure out your route thanks to a new tool, BikePlanner.org, that launched today.  Keep reading…

  • Breakfast links: Cuts and losses

    Chopping the point: Clark Realty is not going to develop Poplar Point. Clark could no longer afford to do the whole project amid the bad economic climate, and DC decided to end the partnership rather than pay a portion of the cost. The city will move forward with the land transfer and EIS for now, prepare the land itself, and then re-bid the development. DC United and the District have stopped…  Keep reading…

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