Dec 14, 2009

"By the People" - stirring history of the Government Printing Office

(boingboing) I've just finished reading Carl Malamud's remarkable pamphlet, By the People, the transcript of an address he gave to the Government 2.0 Summit in Washington, D.C., on September 10, 2009. Carl is the beloved "rogue librarian" who has done so much to liberate tax-funded government works, from movies to court rulings to the text of laws themselves, putting these public domain works on the Internet where they belong. Continued

Photo: My grandmother (right) setting type in New Mexico, she went on to work for the Government Printing Office (GPO) in Washington D.C., during World War One.