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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Recommend OA to Obama's new Chief Technology Officer

ObamaCTO is a new site for recommending ideas to Obama's CTO and voting on the ideas submitted by others.  (It's independent of the Obama transition team.)

I just submitted this idea: 

Require open access for publicly-funded research

Require open access to the results of non-classified research funded by taxpayers. Extend the exemplary policy now in place at the NIH to all federal agencies.

Unfortunately I can't give you a deep link.  But if you search for "open access" you'll find it.  Because it was added fairly late in the game, it doesn't have nearly as many votes as the other ideas.  But with your help, we can change that.

Update.  I'm happy to say that I was wrong.  Here's the deep link to my submission.  (Thanks to Joe Dunckley.)  Now go vote!

Update.  Friends abroad tell me that the site seems to accept votes from any internet user.  If you were holding back because you aren't a US citizen, don't hold back!  Spread the word.