Andrew Mandelbaum from OpeningParliament.org: “Around the world, parliaments, governments, civil society organizations, and even individual parliamentarians, are taking measures to make the legislative process more participatory. Some are creating their own tools — often open source, which allows others to use these tools as well — that enable citizens to markup legislation or share ideas […]
There is a lot of talk about Big Data at the moment. But these discussions miss a much bigger and more important picture: the real opportunity is not around Big Data but around Small Data. Not centralized "big iron" but decentralized data wrangling.
Derek Eder: “Have you ever used a government website and had a not-so-awesome experience? In our slick 2014 world of Google, Twitter and Facebook, why does government tech feel like it’s stuck in the 1990s? The culprit: bad technology procurement. Procurement is the procedure a government follows to buy something–letting suppliers know what they want, […]
Raleigh, NC – Wake County is one of four early adopters of the LIVES data standard – an open data standard which allows municipalities to publish restaurant inspection information that can be consumed by apps like Yelp.
Editorial: Obama has done poorly in providing open government Longview News-Journal The report's topic is government transparency and its conclusion is that the Obama administration does a miserable job of running an open government.
The mayors of three US cities—Louisville, Santa Monica, and South Bend—discuss how local governments are making more data available to citizens and analyzing it to improve services. A McKinsey & Company article.
Смольный запустил тестовую версию портала открытых данных Петербурга, а также сайта «Наш Петербург», через который можно отправить жалобу чиновникам. Первая проверка показала: сайт «НП» работает, жалобы через него отправляются, коммунальщики на них реагируют, но своеобразно – звонят заявителю и предъявляют претензии.
Ivan Begtin's insight:
В Петрограде открыли портал открытых данных. #opendata