Ideas sought for open government 探尋建立公開政府之路
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A DIY guide to becoming an MP and a database of the connections between the powerful could soon be created online.


A DIY guide to becoming an MP and a database of the connections between the powerful could soon be created online.
A DIY guide to becoming an MP and a database of the connections between the powerful could soon be created online.

The two ideas are among those being considered by MySociety - a charitable group that helps construct civic1(市民的,公民的) tools.

It is looking for ideas for new ideas to enhance its existing sites, entirely2 new projects or ways to spread the word about the digital democracy group.

Previous competitions have produced a site that automated3 and logged Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.

Statistics from the Ministry4 of Justice suggest that the FOI site, WhatDoTheyKnow, is behind 8.5% of the requests received by central government departments.

MySociety also set up the WriteToThem website that helps people get in touch with their MP.

Similar requests for proposals were run in 2003 and 2006 and this time, said MySociety founder5 Tom Steinberg, it was looking for one big idea to develop.

"The next step will be on a different scale from what we have built before," said Mr Steinberg, "something that might have an order of magnitude(數量級) more impact or more users."

Those submitting ideas do need to provide detailed6 technical specifications7, said Mr Steinberg, but the proposal must be possible to build.

All the ideas submitted will be subject to public scrutiny8(公開監督) said Mr Steinberg. The comments will help decide which one to build. The judging panel will be comprised of the 30 or so people who keep MySociety and its associated websites running.

Those with good ideas have until 15 September to submit them to MySociety. Early suggestions include Me MP, which would make it easier to stand as an independent in a election, and LittleSis which would plot the social relationships between those in power.

Mr Steinberg said he expected recent events, both political and technological9, to influence the ideas sent in.

"We are seeing a world that's being more informed by the existence of social networks," he said.

"We're also in a post MPs' expenses era when transparency has gone, temporarily, from being only of theoretical interest to literally10 the most contentious11 issue of the moment."


1 civic Fqczn     
  • I feel it is my civic duty to vote.我認為投票選舉是我作為公民的義務。
  • The civic leaders helped to forward the project.市政府領導者協助促進工程的進展。
2 entirely entirely     
  • The fire was entirely caused by their neglect of duty. 那場火災完全是由于他們失職而引起的。
  • His life was entirely given up to the educational work. 他的一生統統獻給了教育工作。
3 automated fybzf9     
  • The entire manufacturing process has been automated. 整個生產過程已自動化。
  • Automated Highway System (AHS) is recently regarded as one subsystem of Intelligent Transport System (ITS). 近年來自動公路系統(Automated Highway System,AHS),作為智能運輸系統的子系統之一越來越受到重視。
4 ministry kD5x2     
  • They sent a deputation to the ministry to complain.他們派了一個代表團到部里投訴。
  • We probed the Air Ministry statements.我們調查了空軍部的記錄。
5 Founder wigxF     
  • He was extolled as the founder of their Florentine school.他被稱頌為佛羅倫薩畫派的鼻祖。
  • According to the old tradition,Romulus was the founder of Rome.按照古老的傳說,羅穆盧斯是古羅馬的建國者。
6 detailed xuNzms     
  • He had made a detailed study of the terrain.他對地形作了縝密的研究。
  • A detailed list of our publications is available on request.我們的出版物有一份詳細的目錄備索。
7 specifications f3453ce44685398a83b7fe3902d2b90c     
n.規格;載明;詳述;(產品等的)說明書;說明書( specification的名詞復數 );詳細的計劃書;載明;詳述
  • Our work must answer the specifications laid down. 我們的工作應符合所定的規范。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
  • This sketch does not conform with the specifications. 圖文不符。 來自《現代漢英綜合大詞典》
8 scrutiny ZDgz6     
  • His work looks all right,but it will not bear scrutiny.他的工作似乎很好,但是經不起仔細檢查。
  • Few wives in their forties can weather such a scrutiny.很少年過四十的妻子經得起這么仔細的觀察。
9 technological gqiwY     
  • A successful company must keep up with the pace of technological change.一家成功的公司必須得跟上技術變革的步伐。
  • Today,the pace of life is increasing with technological advancements.當今, 隨著科技進步,生活節奏不斷增快。
10 literally 28Wzv     
  • He translated the passage literally.他逐字逐句地翻譯這段文字。
  • Sometimes she would not sit down till she was literally faint.有時候,她不走到真正要昏厥了,決不肯坐下來。
11 contentious fa9yk     
  • She was really not of the contentious fighting sort.她委實不是好吵好鬧的人。
  • Since then they have tended to steer clear of contentious issues.從那時起,他們總想方設法避開有爭議的問題。
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