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Open Formats Enter the U.S. Presidential Debate

At a town hall meeting at Google headquarters, U.S. Senator Barack Obama unveiled an innovation agenda to connect and empower Americans through technology. The comprehensive plan will ensure the full and free exchange of information by protecting the openness of the internet and encouraging diversity in media ownership, create a transparent and connected democracy by opening up government to its citizens, modernize the US communications infrastructure, employ technology and information to take on the challenges facing America, and improve the nation's competitiveness.

"As President," said Obama, "I'll put government data online in universally accessible formats."

Read the comlete Obama press release.

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