As a Vancouverite working in DC for the summer on an a collaborative, open source, environmental security project within the intelligence community I can attest to the currents of change within the US Fed government. I attended the Personal Democracy Forum in NY where openness, transparency, and innovation were being touted from the highest levels of government, see my report here
Check out what Vancouver's mayor Gregor Robertson has to say about open government as it relates to the 2010 Olympics - groundbreaking.http://blip.tv/file/2296963And also see what locals in Vancouver think about open data and government at VanChangeCamp ...http://www.olyblog.com/f/09/VanChangeCampF06202009.shtml
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