Internet Open Records

The Internet Open Records Project has started a blog.

This group has a fascinating history:

In 1997, Kendall Clark, Charlie Lindahl, and Russell Fish formed The Open Records Project. The project’s revolutionary mission was to make public documents available for free on the then new Internet.

The Dallas Examiner agreed to sponsor the effort and provide the server. The first documents made available were 10 years of checks written by the Dallas Independent School District. The financial abuses as evidenced by these checks ultimately led to a fraud audit, several indictments, and a new superintendent.

It gets even more interesting after that, so be sure to read it all.

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