EDITOR’S NOTE: Thank you for the kind notes, inquiries and calls over the past week while Today in OpenGov was offline as your faithful correspondent traveled to Spain for the International Open Data Conference. (Look for our dispatch from Madrid below.) Sunlight’s staff have been busy in the interim, preparing for TransparencyCamp this weekend in Cleveland, Ohio (you can still register and submit a session idea), developing municipal open data policies with the public and cities, and working with our allies and the public around the world to hold governments accountable. Please keep your tips, ideas and feedback coming as we get back to publishing daily. — Alex
LABS UPDATE: As you may have heard, GitHub and the Internet Archive stepped up to help preserve all of the code and data created by Sunlight Labs over the past decade. Labs Director Kat Duffy has been in touch with many of you over the past several weeks. As she notes on our blog, Sunlight is still exploring new homes for existing projects: “We’ve received dozens of offers of assistance and interest in projects like Open States, Hall of Justice, Politwoops and Email Congress. I’ve responded to those who have reached out through firstname.lastname@example.org and will be keeping interested parties apprised of our progress. Our board will make the final determination on such decisions, and I will continue to work with our Interim Director John Wonderlich and the board to facilitate that process.” Please keep in touch with her as we work through this. [READ MORE]
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