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What can open data activists teach the aid industry? - AlertNet

What can open data activists teach the aid industry? - AlertNet | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
The worlds premier humanitarian news website
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Will Obama’s new $100m brain mapping project be open access? | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

Will Obama’s new $100m brain mapping project be open access? | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
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What “open data” means – and what it doesn’t

What “open data” means – and what it doesn’t | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Explore how the principles behind open source--collaboration, transparency, and rapid prototyping--are proven catalysts for innovation.

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Open data platforms: a tool to revolutionise governance Jay Naidoo

Open data platforms: a tool to revolutionise governance Jay Naidoo | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Having returned from speaking at a conference hosted by the World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on the issue of constituency feedback, I have re-learnt that important lesson: citizens always know better than the government or the market what works...
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luiy's curator insight, April 5, 2013 12:42 PM
On a trip to Kenya recently, I spoke at the launch of the Code4Kenya initiative backed by government, the African Media Initiative, media companies, NGOs and the ICT sector as one of the first sustained attempts in Africa focused on making open data relevant to and used by citizens. Using exam and school location data, the NGO Twaweza has developed an education application “Find My School” that citizens can use to check relative performance of primary schools in the country. A fascinating portal provides parents with information on how individual schools in Kenya perform in national examinations. The underlying data is presented in a simplified way, visualised to be easily understood and shared. Now imagine what is possible if government, Section27, Equal Education and other NGOs in the education sector could build a smart partnership. Quality education, accountability, teacher performance and accountability would be visibly transformed in the interests of the students and our country. South Africa has nearly 60 million mobile phones. I have seen many examples of cost-effective software applications that empower citizens to give their feedback and use digital innovation to improve their lives. Using the pervasive mobile technology platform, we could avoid costly software applications and improve the performance of education. We only have to look at the way Africa, the fastest growing mobile market in the world, with over 600 million users, has adapted to technology. It is estimated that anywhere up to 20% of the Kenyan GDP is circulating on the back of mobile platforms like M-pesa, putting effective financial services into the hands of the previously unbanked. Over 17 million customers can deposit, withdraw and transfer money, pay bills, buy airtime from a network of agents that includes airtime resellers and retail outlets. Another example from Uganda is U-report, a free SMS service launched in 2011 with the support of UNICEF, which gives young Ugandans a voice on issues they care about. The system has over 145,000 active U-reporters, and is growing through partnership with the government, NGOs, youth organisations, faith-based organisations and private companies. Users register for free by texting “join” to 8500 on their mobile phone to become a U-reporter. Each week, U-reporters answer a free SMS poll or question on issues dealing with health, child protection, school, safe water, and more. Poll results are published in newspapers, reflected on radio, and placed directly into the hands of Members of Parliament. All SMSes are free, a vital element in removing the barriers to participation.
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The term Open Government, before the '70s and in USA: you can see it here

The term Open Government, before the '70s and in USA: you can see it here | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Esto es casi un micropost para mi, gracias a que una imagen vale más que mil palabras. He leído en diversas ocasiones que el término Open Government apareció en los años 70, sin embargo hace ya tie...

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OpenSignal - Crowd-sourced Cellular Coverage Maps for the world.

OpenSignal - Crowd-sourced Cellular Coverage Maps for the world. | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Cell phone signal coverage maps based on data submitted by users.
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The #goodlaw launch: Making legislation more effective and accessible | The Institute for Government

The #goodlaw launch: Making legislation more effective and accessible | The Institute for Government | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
What do users expect from legislation? How can we make it more accessible? When is complexity in legislation desirable? And when is unavoidable? 
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How Open Innovation is Solving Some of NASA's Trickiest Problems - Knowledge@Wharton

How Open Innovation is Solving Some of NASA's Trickiest Problems - Knowledge@Wharton | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Knowledge@Wharton How Open Innovation is Solving Some of NASA's Trickiest Problems Knowledge@Wharton In response to that challenge, over the course of the past five years, Davis has helped implement a culture of “open innovation” not only among his...
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The National Digital Public Library is launched

The National Digital Public Library is launched | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it

Robert Darnton: The Digital Public Library of America, to be launched on April 18, is a project to make the holdings of America’s research libraries, archives, and museums available to all Americans — and eventually to everyone in the world — online and free of charge.

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Cathryn Wellner's comment, April 6, 2013 3:51 PM
Oh, my - your mother was well ahead of her time!
Melaina Borchert's comment, April 7, 2013 10:51 AM
Well this will be nice too have in college. It will make getting information easier. But I don't understand how they are going to make this free of charge for everyone. How will the people who write these books get paid.
Cathryn Wellner's comment, April 7, 2013 1:28 PM
New models are going to have to be developed. Newspapers are facing this as well, but few people these days want to rely on only one news source. So perhaps a prescription service that allows access to multiple sources. I'll bet people are working on the models as I type.
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Breaking News: Australian Government to Appoint Government 2.0 Minister | Governing People

Breaking News: Australian Government to Appoint Government 2.0 Minister | Governing People | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
I've just learnt from an inside source that the Australian Government has decided to go several steps further than the Queensland Government (who appointed an Assistant Minister for eGovernment last year), by appointing Australia's first Government...
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The messy reality of open data and politics

The messy reality of open data and politics | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Government datasets are political in themselves and their use is under the magnifying glass, says Tim Davies
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infoculture (NGO "Informational Culture") · GitHub

infoculture (NGO "Informational Culture") · GitHub | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it

Build software better, together.

Public repositories of code

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Information Culture provides a lot of public code repositories mostly related to russian government opendata

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luiy's curator insight, April 8, 2013 8:31 AM

Non-Governmental Partnership “Informational Culture” (NGO “INFOCULTURE”), is a not-for-profit organization with the interest in establishing and promoting Open Government and Open Data concept. 

We base on the principle of  freedom of information and the need for transparency and accountability.

We aim to strengthen public participation in decision-making, to extend individuals influence on society-related issues,  to facilitate the effective use of information for progressive social change, and to support government accessibility, transparency and accountability through improving access to government information by making it available online. 

We seek better future, better governance, better economy, better culture, better life.

 

http://infoculture.ru/

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Open questions about open data

Open questions about open data | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
The open data movement could lead to a new era of community-led democratisation, but who will profit the most, asks Tom Slee
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Scientific Data

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luiy's curator insight, April 4, 2013 6:54 PM
Welcome to Scientific Data

Scientific Data is a new open-access, online-only publication for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets. It introduces a new type of content called the Data Descriptor, which will combine traditional narrative content with curated, structured descriptions of research data, including detailed methods and technical analyses supporting data quality. Scientific Data will initially focus on the life, biomedical and environmental science communities, but will be open to content from a wide range of scientific disciplines. Publications will be complementary to both traditional research journals and data repositories, and will be designed to foster data sharing and reuse, and ultimately to accelerate scientific discovery.

 

Scientific Data will launch in Spring 2014 and be open for submissions in Autumn 2013. Sign up for our e-mail alerts or follow us to stay informed.

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Citizen Protest Sways Tide in Vienna Open Data Debate | European Public Sector Information Platform

Citizen Protest Sways Tide in Vienna Open Data Debate | European Public Sector Information Platform | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
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Вот это и есть нормальный протест - простестовать в целях чтобы были открыты данные!

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U.S. implements some Open Government Partnership commitments, ExpertNet falls by the wayside

U.S. implements some Open Government Partnership commitments, ExpertNet falls by the wayside | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
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Finland is about to start using crowdsourcing to create new laws

Finland is about to start using crowdsourcing to create new laws | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
The Finnish government has approved the technology behind a new ‘Open Ministry’ platform, which will act as a hub for citizens who want new laws voted on in the country’s parliament. But could that work elsewhere?
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Police.co.uk - Engaging with you | data.gov.uk

Police.co.uk - Engaging with you | data.gov.uk | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it

It’s now over two years since we launched street-level crime mapping on police.uk. The public response has been, and continues to be, phenomenal.  Since launching in January 2011,police.uk has had nearly 550 million hits (just short of 54 million visits), with the daily average in January 2013 being over 365,000 hits.   

 

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OpenGov Diagram En

OpenGov Diagram En | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
OpenGov Diagram by Armel Le Coz & Cyril Lage (from Democratie Ouverte). thanks to Samuel Goëta (Open Knowledge Foundation France) for translation.
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Adding color to what open government could look like ... a snazzy visualization

Juan Luis Jimeno's curator insight, April 3, 2013 5:19 AM

Un diagrama sencillo y muy colorido sobre los pilares del Gobierno Abierto. Completo y al grano.

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The Meme Hustler | Evgeny Morozov | The Baffler

The Meme Hustler | Evgeny Morozov | The Baffler | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
The Baffler
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