While I'm a developer, not a historian, today may very well be the most significant day in the history of opening our government. On the second day of his term Barack Obama requested key members of his staff to create the "open government directive." That directive is the administration's plan for creating a more transparent, participatory and collaborative government. And it gets unveiled at 11am. We'll be covering it at http://sunlightfoundation.com/opengovernmentdirective/. Join us.
We'll also be playing with Google Wave while we're at it. If you're interested in watching us Wave the OGD, search for public waves tagged OGD.