Kublai, the Italian central government’s first (or at least one of the first) government 2.0 project, has quickly gained a certain international visibility. After two showcases with the European Commission (EUPS20 and Wikicrats) and a French exchange of ideas, last week it was the World Bank, following up on an interview I had given to the NYC-based blog Betterverse.
As it becomes clear that the Internet is great at producing public goods, the conversation on e-government 2.0 goes global. Ideas circulate smoothly among us Europeans (the EUPS20 group, or Headshift, recently acquired by an American company), Americans (Sunlight Foundation) and Asians (Futuregov), and it seems there is a good deal of mutual trust out there. As I write, a bunch of us is cooperating at producing a collaborative declaration to be presented at the European Union ministerial conference on ICT in Malmo, Sweden, in November. Maybe there is hope.