Carl Malamud for Public Printer

posted by Mike on February 27th, 2009

data4Carl Malamud, rogue archivist and information activist, is campaigning to be made the Public Printer (head of the Government Printing Office). “I’m inspired by Gus Geigengack, a working printer who convinced FDR to name him to the post.”

Mr. Malamud’s “Hack 3: Be Government” was the direct inspiration for Worcester Indymedia’s 2008 project to create a free, public archive of City Council meeting videos. (The City refused to sell us copies of the videos or help in any way; in 2009 they finally started doing this themselves.)

I endorse his campaign, and hope that you will, too. He’s done a heck of a job opening government from the outside–he’d do a heck of a job on the inside, too. Read his platform and then endorse away! “To endorse my nomination, simply comment on any blog post (like this one!), tweet me [@carlmalamud], or send me email []. The endorsements will be harvested, set into a book, and released as a free PDF file with paper copies dispatched to the White House Office of Personnel. Thank you for your support.”

People I read who are endorsing: On the Commons, Boing Boing

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  1. On March 22, 2009 at 17:42 Kaihsu Tai said:

    I wrote Carl Malamud to give my endorsement and received thanks from him.

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