See on www.opendatanow.com
See on www.whitehouse.gov
Project Open Data is an online, public repository intended to foster collaboration and promote the continual improvement of the Open Data Policy.
See on www.whitehouse.gov
[W]hen it comes to enterprise level data, the default should be to share all the data you can. This is the second change that needs to happen. With regard to outcomes data or project insights, the default should be an “opt out” choice. Most of the information that organizations collect on their work never gets shared outside of their own staff meetings. Not because it’s proprietary or scandalous, but because that’s the way it was done in the pre-Internet, publish-it-once world. Nonprofits don’t live in that world anymore, none of us do. If we’re going to scale any of our efforts to solve social problems we’ve got to make much better use of the fastest scaling tool humans have ever built: open data.
See on blogs.hbr.org
The best news is the African Media Initiative and others want to continue and expand the Code4Kenya experience in Kenya and beyond. Continued success will depend on how the host organizations further embed open data and technology in their operations, and, even more importantly, how the applications and stories they have created have broader impact.
See on blogs.worldbank.org
Big and open data is not just about tracking consumer habits and improving organizational effectiveness. Though certainly these things are important, we cannot miss the opportunity to harness this movement to move the needle on social problems that have long seemed intractable. Because, as the world has increasingly become a hyperconnected place, these issues are personal for us all.
See on www.huffingtonpost.com
Data visualization is one of the hot topics of the last year or two. So what does this offer publishing and book production? Open data activists in particular have been lobbying governments for access to databases which they use to create infographics and visualisations for campaigns. It’s not a new science of course, it was here long before the net (for some background on contemporary practice see the wonderful books by Edward Tufte) but the net is made of data and a good mechanism for transporting it. The net is a good medium for scraping and re-presenting data in more palatable forms.
See on toc.oreilly.com
The world needs a diverse ecosystem of open data and open government solutions to meet the needs of international development‘s many stakeholders. ..This is a very exciting time to be working at the intersection of open data and international development.
See on www.developmentgateway.org
Following the death of Aaron Swartz, an open data activist, the issues around open access and data ownership have been reignited around the world. But for Japan, the seeds of open data just started being planted in the beginning of 2013.
See on globalvoicesonline.org
While many agree that open data can contribute to shorter term goals, such as improving inter-agency transparency and data exchange or engaging citizens on solving concrete problems, making this happen in a more systematic way requires a change of emphasis and a change of leadership.
See on blogs.gartner.com