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Re: federal register 2.0

From: Katie Haritos-Shea <ryladog@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 18:52:02 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <11082237.1280271122675.JavaMail.root@wamui-junio.atl.sa.earthlink.net>
To: Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>, public-egov-ig <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
I have already used it to record my comments for the New proposed rule for Section 508 standards and the ANMPR. I was happily surprised by the performance of the site. I agree, nice work.

-----Original Message-----
>From: Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>
>Sent: Jul 27, 2010 11:21 AM
>To: public-egov-ig <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
>Subject: federal register 2.0
>
>I don't know if this got discussed on here much yet, but I discovered
>today via the Sunlight Foundation blog [1] that the Federal Register
>2.0 site was recently released [2]. The Federal Register is one of the
>most important government publications in the US, since it is the most
>comprehensive publication of all the rules and regulations of the
>various agencies that make up US federal government.
>
>The new site is interesting to me for a few reasons:
>
>- it uses opensource technologies (ruby, ruby on rails, mysql, sphinx,
>nginx, apache2, varnish)
>- the source code for the website itself is opensource, and available
>to people to contribute changes/enhancements on github
>- there is machine readable data available various flavors of xml
>- there are permalinks for each entry in the Federal Register, which
>incourages citability
>- it is deployed in the cloud on Amazon's ec2/s3
>- it was the result of an egov software contest organized by the
>Sunlight Foundation
>
>I wrote up some more of my thoughts in my blog [3], if you care to
>comment here or there. If anyone from NARA, GPO or Sunlight Foundation
>are reading, nice work!
>
>//Ed
>
>[1] http://sunlightlabs.com/blog/2010/meet-the-new-federal-register/
>[2] http://www.federalregister.gov/
>[3] http://inkdroid.org/journal/2010/07/27/federal-register-embraces-the-web-and-opensource/
>


* katie *

Katie Haritos-Shea 
Section 508 Technical Policy Analyst

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