How & why
Monday 10 January 2011
I keep coming across neat tools that claim to support ‘open government’ and ‘open standards’, but have no indication of which governments or regions they are relevant to.
The Open Data Standards website is a case in point. It’s facilitating the development and fine-tuning of open standards, but for a while I suspected that it was [...]
Saturday 8 January 2011
Sometimes you need to stop listening to geeks. Sometimes you need to start listening to people in pinstripe suits.
When it comes to open data there’s a gem of a report by Deloitte Canada. ’Understanding government‘ is a belter. It’s an assessment by suits for suits of what open data can achieve. It’s worth downloading.
Think of this post as a [...]
Thursday 6 January 2011
Overwhelmed by all the data you’re expected to release and skeptical that it will be a waste of effort? Why not ask people what data they want to see? That’s what they’re doing in Kent.
Open Kent – a project to enable local public service agencies in Kent to publish, manage and share their public data – [...]
Friday 26 November 2010
Louise Kidney takes our hand and walks us through the process of opening up public data, and gives tips on making it as painless as possible.
Maybe you work in Finance. Maybe you don’t. Maybe you work in Communications. Maybe you don’t. But if you work in local or central government, chances are, you’ve heard the [...]
Thursday 3 June 2010
To help you make the case for open local data, a few of us have started compiling responses to common arguments made against it.
One of the biggest challenges facing the proponents of open data is persuading others of its value; particularly persuading the custodians of data that making it publicly available is a valuable thing [...]