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Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, December 10, 2008
11 years ago3,353 views

Interesting use of a the product by the President-Elect office:
change.gov/page/content/openfo ...

<<Disclaimer: This tool is powered by Google Moderator, a third party service. Here is their privacy policy and terms of service.>>

The privacy policy is hosted on google.com
google.com/intl/en_us/privacy- ...
an the Terms of service are Google's one too
google.com/accounts/TOS

Since you have to sign with your "Obama's account", how can Google's Privacy policy apply to change.gov? Does Google have access to all the email address in change.gov databases?

It seems like E. Schmidt's relation to the Transition team has proven to be a great business deal (and it's just the beginning).

I think it's a great idea, for politics and for Google. I wish that French politicians were doing so. But I bet Valleywag & co. will complain about the new Google's Washington game!

FYI, the Google Moderator (lab) product is available in the Solutions Marketplace:
google.com/enterprise/marketpl ...

Q: Does the President-Elect office use Google Apps? And will the US gov adopt it too? It would be quite a revolution! :D

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

via Hunter Walk, PM @Google
friendfeed.com/e/fb7d80a3-992f ...

Above 2 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

> It seems like E. Schmidt's relation to the Transition team has
> proven to be a great business deal (and it's just the beginning).

In other words: McCain = win for Microsoft; Obama = win for Google?

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Roger Browne
I would say Obama + Google = future vs. McCain + MS = past

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Tracking the numbers:
* 62.000 votes on change.gov in 4h30 (11:30-16:00)
* 9.359 diggs on digg.com in 11h42 (most dugg in 24h)
The Internets will explode
  

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

While the election campain was going on, I wasn't really bothered and got quite annoyed about the amount they where talking about it on the UK news.

Now I have huge respect for him. Supporter of Creative Commons and Google? Why can't we have a leader like that?

Veky [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

> Why can't we have a leader like that?

Mrrix32, you should read George Orwell to understand why. [:-)]

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