This is a few months old but John Udell interviewed my good friend Greg Elin of the Sunlight Foundation. Greg and Sunlight are working to provide information about the US government and congress that we have the right to see but don’t often get access to. Udell blogs about the interview as well.
Greg’s work at Sunlight reminds me a lot of the work that Carl Malamud is trying to do at Public.Resource.org like opening up the US Government’s Copyright database or opening up the C-Span video archives. He’s also trying to break open the US court rulings, which currently Westlaw and LexisNexis control.