Subject: Re: [NYCGA-IWG] is better
From: evy brown
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 07:12:36 -0800

Thank you for reading!  Public Interest Disclosures is best because it works well with the idea that the public has a right to know.  Several other countries have adopted this concept since whistleblower has negative connotations although historically what it truly means is to alert officials, warn others and the public of criminal activity and/or danger.  OWS might like to carry whistles in protests.  The symbol will be very clear and far better then protesters yelling at observers that they are marching for them.

How do I form a whistleblower and public policy group?

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 12:07 PM, Devin Balkind <> wrote:
Evy, point taken about the word "leaks."  I won't use it anymore - I'll use the term "disclosures".

Andrew, we agree about the potential for to host subdomains for occupations.  I just requires a lot more organizing of developers.

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 2:59 PM, Andrew Mallis <> wrote:
just a thought, but as a base URL would seem to support occupation-specific subdomains quite well, i.e.

some cities have a hard time securing a short, logical domain name.

Andrew Mallis

On Nov 7, 2011, at 2:38 PM, Devin Balkind wrote:

Hi folks.  I was informed a few hours ago that our very own Dan was the owner of  I think that's a much better name than occupyeverywhere,org for our technology group to organize around.

I propose we consolidate our projects under the URL.  Good example is the following:

* =
* =
* =
* =
* = I need someone to implement this in our civi.  Please connect with me if you're interested.
* = consolidation of our lists.
* = network status information from freedom tower, etc
* =

Let's discuss and, if there's consensus, sprint this out after the spokes council this evening.

Proposed copy for the front page of is here:

Devin Balkind

Devin Balkind

Evelynn Brown, J.D., LL.M
Chief Executive Officer
The Brown Center for Public Policy
     Ethics in Business Institute

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