A lesson in openness

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I just stumbled upon the BBC's Common Platform blog. Here's how the blog's author describes the purpose of the website:

The BBC is opening up to the people and communities that fund it—sharing content, code, talent and resources. At Common Platform I'm documenting the changes as they take place, talking to the people making them happen and asking questions of those who'd rather they didn't.

Although still in its early days, the blog already reads like a fascinating diary of an organisation's attempt to open up and become more transparent and accountable to its constituencies. It is particulary refreshing to read interviews with "real" BBC staff, see their pictures and read their views about barriers to sharing content and resources with the external world.

When shall we see an equivalent website for development institutions?

(Something to add to my development 2.0 wishlist).

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