Talk:Sunlight Foundation

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I wonder whether it is wise to add short-term info such as their concrete grant ... would it not be better to refer to their info page, as this is likely to change?--Mbauwens 14:14, 15 October 2007 (PDT)

I'm afraid I don't understand your use of "concrete," but you raise a fair point. I included the grants because many of the projects could--and probably should--be new pages/entries themselves. I see most of these projects as the prototypes or seeds of what will eventually become a capital-mapping intelligence network. I really did a fast cut and paste job in this instance, and it may be that those projects that can be expanded on should stay, and the rest should go. The descriptions of the projects are concise, and the projects are related to many of the issues in the wiki, so I figured I'd put them in and let pruning happen as necessary, if necessary. I'm having information overload... I have a lot of material that needs to go into the wiki and I'm trying to get it sorted out on my side. The Sunlight Foundation and these projects seemed important enough to me to place in the wiki immediately.

To me, it seems useful to have the list here now and encourage further linking to, and exploration of, the projects. I started the ball rolling with MAPLight.org, as you may have noticed, but we could use better formatting at the very least. Having them ranked with grant money first isn't useful to us.

I'll attempt to clean this up when I get a chance, but it will likely come after I've added a lot of other material in the queue. In the meantime, if anyone wants to get more info up on these projects, I'd be much obliged. --S Rhodes 18:56, 15 October 2007 (PDT)

Ok, I understand now what you purpose is!--Mbauwens 23:17, 15 October 2007 (PDT)