GOVLAB EDITORIAL BOARD MEETING LINKS, 8/8/13

  1. Operation Decode San Francisco Will Hack the City’s Legal Code – Vice: Using hackathons and APIs to open up city legal codes.
  2. Kickstarter says it consulted scientists before banning genetically-modified organisms – The Verge: Kickstarter bans its users from offering genetically-modified organisms as rewards to project backers. To what extent does this constitute a form of governance and what role do we think online platforms will play in policy-setting in the near future?
  3. Whistleblowing Is the New Civil Disobedience: Why Edward Snowden Matters – Danah Boyd: Is Edward Snowden’s most significant contribution to democracy a template for whistleblowing as an act of civil disobedience?

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