Talk on 'Works of Government Belong To The People: Making Big Data Available in the Internet Age'

Carl Malamud is the founder of Public.Resource.Org, a nongovernmental organization based in California. For several years, he has been active in making information in India and from India available on the Internet. With his co-petitioners Srinivas Kodali and Sushant Sinha, he is engaged in Public Interest Litigation before the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi to make all Indian Standards (such as the National Building Code) freely available to all. The Public Library of India collection on the Internet Archive he maintains is now up to 4 lakh books and 10,000 videos and audio. The Hind Swaraj collection contains high-quality scans of government publications such as the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi and the most complete collection of the Selected Works of Nehru.

Carl will discuss the India collections he has made available on the Internet and the challenges he faces in finding and posting this information. He will also discuss the untapped potential of many of these collections and the opportunities available for citizens and researchers in India and abroad to make the information more useful and more accessible. Carl will speak about his 30-year record of questioning authority, changing the way government distributes information in the U.S. and in India, and the lessons he has learned from that experience.

This event is being organised by Swecha at Himalaya 105, IIIT Hyderabad on 14th August, 2018 6PM - 8:00PM


Carl Malamud is coming to Hyderabad this August.

Carl Malamud is a public domain advocate(EFF Pioneer Award from the Electronic Frontier Foundation for being a public domain advocate), founder of Public.Resource.Org and former chairman of the Internet Software Consortium.

On Malamud’s call for action to make the documents public by posting legally obtained files to the Internet for free access, Aaron Swartz wrote an elegant little program to download 20 million pages of documents from free library accounts.

“Carl Malamud represents a perspective of openness and transparency that is much in tune with the new administration’s” once said Lawrence Lessig, founder of Creative Commons.



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Posted on Mastodon. Maybe I should’ve written a bigger post on Diaspora*.
If somebody has a summary of the talk or a video, please post it.


Here’s a video link of the same talk recorded at Nalsar University.


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