[open-government] Open Government Data: Montevideo is calling- Datos Abiertos: Montevideo llama
ton.zijlstra at gmail.com
Mon Dec 27 18:20:18 GMT 2010
Thanks for the clarification. So the way I read this as the real
implementation of a February decision. I turned it into this item:
Indeed, adoption and extension is now in the hands of the citizens. To show
those within government who took this step it is actually a good step
forwards. Is there something of a coders community in Uruguay that are eager
to take on open gov data? This next step, having the community structures to
deal with the available data, is something that is of importance in driving
Are you aware of .uy blogs or websites dealing with open gov / open gov
data? Or perhaps a list of people on Twitter from .uy? So I could start
monitoring those people and sources for developments?
ton at tonzijlstra.eu
On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 6:58 PM, Fabrizio Scrollini <
fabrizio.scrollini at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Ton,
> This i <http://www.montevideo.gub.uy/institucional/datos-abiertos>s the
> current website from the council. In the website they make specific
> reference to the 8 Open Govt Data Principles (which according to the
> webstite the City Council endorses) and provide the first data sets for
> people to use. If you look closely to the resolution in Spanish it actually
> states the principles, which I find it is quite progressive, as not much
> official legislation in the world, that I am aware of, endorses them.
> Furthermore they also provide a link so you can contact and request data
> and an initiat catalogue.. These were actually our recommendations, this is
> to say to start creating a catalogue and release data, enforcing the policy
> they neatly stated. So we "nudge" them to keep up with the high standards
> they set up (and on which we congratulated them), and also to promote the
> use of information. (as you can see most of the data sets were uploaded in
> November this year) turning the words into actual policy.
> As with much of these things, now is up to Uruguayans (or other people
> around the world) to demand more from them,as they are actually keen on
> I hope this helps, feel free to contact me if you need more info
> On 27 December 2010 11:48, Ton Zijlstra <ton.zijlstra at mail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Fabrizio,
>> that is good news! I have been trying to find out a bit more, to turn it
>> into a news item for the epsiplatform.eu.
>> I found this decision by the Montevideo city council from last February
>> already where they talk about open data:
>> So is there now a next step taken by the city council? I am curious to
>> hear more. I couldn't find in
>> http://monolitos.montevideo.gub.uy/resoluci.nsf/ if there has been a new
>> decision published. (A search on the word 'datos' finds the February
>> decision as most recent item) Or was the February document the proposal that
>> now has been accepted?
>> Can you point me to the document/decision that now has been taken, or tell
>> me when the council's decision has been made?
>> Again, congratulations on your (CAINFO's) efforts.
>> Interdependent Thoughts
>> Ton Zijlstra
>> ton at tonzijlstra.eu
>> 2010/12/27 Fabrizio Scrollini <fabrizio.scrollini at gmail.com>
>>> Dear all,
>>> It is with a bit of excitement that I am glad to report that Montevideo
>>> City Council (Uruguay´s capital and largest city) followed CAINFO advice<http://www2.defensordelvecino.gub.uy/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/el-tiempo-de-la-ciudadanaa.pdf> (link) and
>>> set up an open government data policy, The recommendation was made in the
>>> context of an study to improve services and participation in local
>>> government by CAINFO, supported by Spanish Cooperation Agency and New
>>> Zealand Cooperation Agency, in partnership with Montevideo´s Ombudsman.
>>> While it is still early days, the government is asking for ideas and
>>> applications and already made some data available. Montevideo City Council
>>> also adopted formally the 8 Open Government Data principles. I guess it is a
>>> nice way to finish a hard work year.
>>> Kind regards and Happy New Year
>>> Fabrizio Scrollini
>>> Estimados y Estimadas,
>>> Es con un poco de emoción que estamos contentos de reportar que la ciudad
>>> de Montevideo (capital y ciudad más poblada de Uruguay), siguiendo el
>>> consejo <http://www.imm.gub.uy/node/13757>de CAINFO estableció una
>>> política de uso de datos abiertos del gobierno. La recomendación se realizó
>>> en el contexto de un estudio sobre como mejorar los servicios y la
>>> participación en el gobierno local, apoyado por la Agencia de Cooperación
>>> Española y la Agencia de Cooperación del Gobierno de Nueva Zelandia y en
>>> asociación con el Defensor del Vecino de Montevideo. Aunque solo es el
>>> comienzo, el gobierno está pidiendo ideas y aplicaciones, y ha puesto
>>> algunos datos disponibles. A su vez Montevideo adoptó los 8 principios de
>>> sobre datos abiertos. Supongo que es una buena forma de terminar un año de
>>> mucho trabajo.
>>> Atentos saludos y feliz año,
>>> Fabrizio Scrollini
>>> Fabrizio Scrollini
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>>> open-government at lists.okfn.org
> Fabrizio Scrollini
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