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Posts tagged "Government"

The myth of a data free trade policy

In my last post I looked at the USA PATRIOT Act, and at some of the ways in which it exemplifies differences in attitude and approach on either side of the Atlantic. In our increasingly connected world, these differences begin to pose quite serious challenges for those wishing to join up, to aggregate, and to...

Talking with Tom Steinberg about mySociety and public engagement with Government data

Continuing my ongoing series of Talis-sponsored podcasts, I recently spoke with Tom Steinberg. Tom is Director of mySociety, the not-for-profit organisation behind many of the UK’s most established efforts to increase the transparency and utility of Government information. Have a listen to hear about some of mySociety’s projects, and to learn Tom’s views on the...

If Government is a Platform, what are people building?

I’ve written and spoken before about a recent upsurge in enthusiasm for exposing data from Government in ways that facilitate use and re-use, and will doubtless be returning to this topic in the ‘Government Data’ panel session at the Linked Data Meetup in London on Wednesday. Tim Berners-Lee has been amongst those rallying to the...

Talking about Government Data with David James of Sunlight Labs

Image by kimberlyfaye via Flickr Continuing my ongoing series of conversations about the increasing availability of Government data, I recently spoke with David James of Sunlight Labs. Sunlight Labs is part of the non-partisan Sunlight Foundation in Washington, DC, and undertakes a range of projects to shine a light on the dealings of the US...