The open government community lost a great thought leader this week. Aaron Swartz was always a controversial (and sometimes divisive) member of the transparency movement. For me he was a minor hero; so young, so smart, so capable, always willing to fight for what he believed in.
Three years ago some colleagues and I launched the Technology for Transparency Network. Back then I thought it was a pretty good description of what we were after. Today I confess that I haven’t the slightest idea of the meaning of “technology for transparency.”