pass a resolution endorsing open source, open standards, and open data networks.
Among those behind the resolution are David Eaves, who writes on his blog,
Surman, in this case, is Mark Surman, executive director of the Mozilla Foundation. Eaves produced the presentation above for the city of Toronto after Surman gave a talk called "A City That Thinks like the Web" at a conference last year.
As the site puts it (I can't tell whether the writer is Eaves, Surman or someone else):
This marked a turning point in the history of the city. It was the moment when the Mayor, Council, City Staff and an increasing number of citizens collectively understood the power and potential of architecting a city to be open and participatory.
This is a movement on the march. Want to join or would you prefer to fight it?