Bureauphile is a HUGE fan of Carl Malamud. He is pretty great. A fascinating Wired profile a few years ago notes, for example, “Back in 1995, the Securities and Exchange Committee decided to put corporate filings online only after Malamud essentially shamed them into doing so. For two years he operated a free site that published the filings, then abruptly pulled the plug and directed angry users to the SEC.”
He has a new video out explaining why his organization, Public.Resource.Org is purchasing manuals which are incorporated by reference in regulations but are not free to the public and making these documents public. Because these manuals are considered to be law, he feels that these manuals should be freely available to the public.