Open Government – New Book from O'Reilly Media

I’m very excited to share I have a chapter in the new O’Reilly Media book Open Government (US Link & CDN Link). I’ve just been told that the book has just come back from the printers and can now be ordered.

Also exciting is that a sample of the book (pictured left) that includes the first 8 chapters can be downloaded as a PDF for free.

The book includes several people and authors I’m excited to be in the company of, including: Tim O’Reilly, Carl Malamud, Ellen Miller, Micah Sifry, Archon Fung and David Weil. My chapter – number 12 – is titled “After the Collapse,” a reference to the Coasean collapse Shirky talks about in Here Comes Everybody. It explores what is beginning to happen (and what is to come) to government and civil services when transaction and coordination costs for doing work dramatically lower. I’ve packed a lot into it, so it is pretty rich with my thinking, and I’m pleased with the result.

If you care about the future of government as well as the radical and amazing possibilities being opened up by new technologies, processes and thinking, then I hope you’ll pick up a copy. I’m not getting paid for it; instead, a majority of the royalties go to the non-profit Global Integrity.

Also, the O’Reilly people are trying to work out a discount for government employees. We all would like the ideas and thinking in this book to go wide and far and around the globe.

Finally, I’d like to give a big thank you to the editors Laurel Ruma and Daniel Lathrop, along with Sarah Schacht of Knowledge as Power, who made it possible for me to contribute.

10 thoughts on “Open Government – New Book from O'Reilly Media

      1. David Eaves

        Hi Karen – the free PDF link should me working (I just tried it, it worked for me) and I just fixed the link to the retail Mobi, PDF, Epub versions of the book above. Hope that is helpful!

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  2. Phillip Smith

    Hey there David,Congrats on the contribution. I mentioned a couple of week ago that the book came across my radar via my Safari Books Online subscription (and is currently available in its entirety via Sarafi for people's online reading pleasure) and that folks that have a Toronto Public Library, which provides access to Safari, they may be able to peruse it that way too.Congrats again. On my reading list and looking forward to it.Phillip.

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  4. David Eaves

    Hi Phillip – thank you for the kind words. Great to hear the book is available via Safari at the Toronto Public Library. Hope you enjoy it!cheers,dave

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  5. David Eaves

    Hi Phillip – thank you for the kind words. Great to hear the book is available via Safari at the Toronto Public Library. Hope you enjoy it!cheers,dave

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