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More Open Data for Britain

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, July 7 2011

Straight from Downing Street: The Prime Minister has today committed to publishing key data on the National Health Service, schools, criminal courts and transport. This represents the most ambitious open data agenda of ... Read More

Beth Noveck's Transparency Suggestions For Bringing Better Data Through the DATA Act

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, July 7 2011

Two competing initiatives from the House of Representatives and White House respectively fall short of their stated goal to increase transparency around government spending, former White House Deputy Chief Technology ... Read More

A Lobbyist Database for Chicago

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, July 6 2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is set to introduce an ordinance today that would create a wide-reaching lobbyist disclosure database, according to a press release. The ordinance makes good on a promise Emanuel made in the ... Read More

An Open Government Law for Pennsylvania

BY Nick Judd | Friday, July 1 2011

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has signed a law that puts government payments to contractors and employees' compensation on a searchable state webiste, the Pittsburge Tribune-Review reports: Angela Zaydon, director of ... Read More

A Guide to Open Data Around the World

BY Nick Judd | Friday, July 1 2011

The Open Knowledge Foundation yesterday launched Datacatalogs.org, a curated, searchable index of open government data catalogs from around the world. In a release, the Open Knowledge Foundation announced that the ... Read More

On the Importance of Bridging the 'Data Divide'

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 29 2011

Writing in Wired, Jesse Lichtenstein observes the proliferation of open data initiatives around the world is not all rainbows and unicorns: Take the case of the Bhoomi Project, an ambitious effort by the southern Indian ... Read More

The Europe Roundup: Open Data in Progress

BY Antonella Napolitano | Tuesday, June 28 2011

France | Open data in progress The open data movement is making progress in France: while the government is working on a national open data initiative, a group of open data organisations have drafted a Declaration on ... Read More

OpenSpending, a Transparency Project to Make Government Spending Easier to Understand

BY Nick Judd | Monday, June 27 2011

Spending by the Barnet Council in the UK on OpenSpending.org The Open Knowledge Foundation today launched OpenSpending, a web application for browsing and understanding data related to spending by world governments: The ... Read More

Inspired By Apps for Democracy, 'Apps4Russia' Prepares to Launch

BY Becky Kazansky | Friday, June 24 2011

Yesterday, a group of Russian bloggers, developers, and transparency proponents let slip the news of a new open data app competition they've organized, Apps4Russia. The official announcement is slated for Tuesday, June ... Read More

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces 'Apps for Metro Chicago'

BY Nick Judd | Friday, June 24 2011

From Redeye Chicago: Now, Chicago is encouraging tech-savvy residents to create and build more mobile, web or Facebook apps through the Apps for Metro Chicago competition, which launches Friday. The idea is to have the ... Read More