Freedom of information is a very young right. Young in every perspective: legal, political, cultural. This goes for the FOIAs of the nineties or younger but also for the older and oldest FOIAs. A law in power for only three or four decades is a very young law.
Being young means that there will be growing pains on the road to maturity. From a legal perspective the FOIAs are not even a juvenile. As a consequence the FOIA communities are also in maturing processes. Together this causes pains but more important challenges and opportunities for all those committed to freedom of information.