The Public Printer of the United States is the head of the Government Printing Office, the Federal agency charged with making government publications available for the public. Carl Malamud discusses his campaign to be appointed by the Obama administration to this position. He talks about some of the reforms he hopes to accomplish and talks about how he would continue the work he has done at Public.Resource.Org, where he has made available millions of pages of government documents, as well as video and photographic material. He also assesses the work necessary to include more useful material on government websites.
Carl Malamud is a technologist, author, and public domain advocate, currently known for his foundation public.resource.org, set up to work for the publication of public domain information from local, state, and federal government agencies. He was the founder of the Internet Multicasting Service. During his time with this group, he was responsible for creating the first Internet radio station, for putting the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR database on-line, and for creating the Internet 1996 World Exposition.
Carl is the author of eight books, including Exploring the Internet and A World's Fair. He was a visiting professor at the MIT Media Laboratory and was the former chairman of the Internet Software Consortium. He also was the co-founder of Invisible Worlds, was a fellow at the Center for American Progress, and was a board member of the non-profit Mozilla Foundation.
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