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Posts tagged "open government"

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...

September’s Semantic Web Gang podcast discusses Government data

Continuing the Government data theme of my recent podcasts, this month’s Semantic Web Gang conversation also explores the potential for semantic technologies to unlock far more value in the data being put online by Governments around the world. Have a listen, and see what you think.

Talking about Social Data Discovery with Kevin Merritt of Socrata

An issue with many of the current initiatives to provide access to data is that they focus on one particular mode of access. As a rule, they tend to either offer a pretty interface that facilitates end-user exploration of a constrained set of data, or they proudly offer a massive list of files for download,...

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...

John Sheridan talks about the drive to get Government data online

John Sheridan’s role as Head of e-Services at the UK Government‘s Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) places him at the heart of this country’s enthusiastic drive toward increasing visibility of Government data online. As we discuss in this podcast, the programme is ambitious but eminently achievable, and builds upon a tradition that has actually...

How Open is ‘Open’ ?

Image by Getty Images via Daylife There has been a recent burst of enthusiasm for making raw data produced by and for Government more ‘open,’ and this must surely be welcomed. Long-running grass-roots efforts such as Tom Steinberg’s mySociety and The Guardian‘s Free Our Data campaign continue to innovate, but in an environment that is...