Last week I spoke at the National Freedom of Information Coalition’s 2011 FOI Summit in Providence, R.I. It was a great gathering of open-government enthusiasts, many of whom have been slugging away in the trenches for decades. I participated on a panel called “Cutting-edge Tools for Transparency: Better Access to Data and Documents,” which was moderated by Tom Heslin, the executive editor at The Providence Journal, and my boss when I was on the investigative …