On day one, already a great sign about the ‘open source presidency’:
It is very encouraging to me to see that Obama is willing to share and disclose particular presidential records. The government may need to maintain certain levels of security and privacy, and I am confident that it will do so, but there should also be a commitment to public disclosure. The people do have a right to understand the makings of their government and the implications of particular policies. With the revoking of Executive Order 13233, I hope that a new breed of journalists and bloggers and writers and economists and legal experts pick up on the available materials and help us, the lay-people, interpret the motions, orders, and policies.
I’m looking forward to this with excitement.