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This page does need a clean up. It has some duplication of the Freedom of information legislation page and possibly with the transparency page and other things that need doing. It also needs to be disambiguated from Open Government (capital g) the Yes Minister page.188.8.131.52 08:13, 10 February 2007 (UTC)
A merge with Radical transparency has been proposed. I think a more thorough rearrangement of the articles in this area may be required. "Open Meeting Law", "Open meeting laws" (but not "Open meeting law"), "Open records law", "Government in the Sunshine", "Sunshine Law" and "Sunshine law" all redirect here; "Sunshine laws" used to redirect here but someone recently created a stub there instead; and then there's this separate article on "Open government".
"Sunshine law" seems to be the general term for open records/freedom of information laws and open meetings laws, but everything is currently redirecting to "Freedom of information legislation", which usually refers only to open records, not open meetings. There's a short paragraph on open meetings legistlation in general in that article, but nothing on existing open meetings laws.
Perhaps "sunshine law" should redirect to "open government", which should include short paragraphs defining open records/freedom of information laws and open meetings laws, both of which should have their own articles which explain them in detail and contain information on existing legislation of that kind. Or alternatively "sunshine law" could get an article of its own (linking to "freedom of information legislation" and "open meetings legistlation"), and "open government" could link to "sunshine law".
What do you think?
A day after a televised interview in which he promised greater openness and transparency, the president of Germany, Christian Wulff, refused on Thursday to allow the country’s biggest-selling newspaper to publish a transcript of a threatening voice mail message he left for the newspaper’s editor. The exchange between the president and Kai Diekmann, editor of the newspaper Bild, threatens to keep alive a scandal that Mr. Wulff had sought to put behind him in the interview, which was watched by about 11.5 million Germans on Wednesday evening.
I changed the tone of this article a bit, I dont think it reads like its selling you the idea anymore. I think the nature of the topic will lead to general issues in tone anyway. But im gonna remove the tag.TallMountains (talk) 21:33, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
I hate to ask for something and have nothing to contribute, but that's what's going to happen for the time being. If I come up with something, I'll be sure to edit the article. Anyway, the history section only points to the western world. I was wondering if there were any non-Western examples of transparency. If there are, here are some free Yahoo Answers points for you: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AnZTPwYW11SJ9GZ3V8vpPbPsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20130226203038AAGN2wB (I realize that probably sounds like an ad, but it's the question I posed on the subject at Yahoo! Answers. I just figured showing people where to get points was a good dead...if I get answers I'll make sure I get the info here). 280.status.net/douglasawh (talk) 04:54, 27 February 2013 (UTC)