[open-government] [CityCamp Exchange] State Open Data - Where are we a year later?
kmcurry at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 23:46:17 BST 2010
I'd say we made significant headway in that time:
On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 10:50 AM, Steven Clift <clift at e-democracy.org>wrote:
> I just re-read:
> A Call to Action for State Government: Guidance for Opening the Doors
> to State Data
> September 2009
> Transparency initiatives and websites are proliferating across
> government and industry globally. One aspect of the transparency trend
> is broader access to government data. NASCIO has published this report
> as initial guidance and recommendations to help state governments get
> started with data transparency portals. This guidance presents the
> value proposition along with principles and guidance on how states
> should move forward.
> It is a really good report.
> I really liked this quotation:
> “It is simply unacceptable at this point in history
> that a citizen can use Web services to track the
> movies he is renting, the weather around his
> house, and the books he’s recently purchased but
> cannot as easily monitor data regarding the
> quality of his drinking water, legislation, or
> regulations that will directly impact his work or
> personal life, what contracts are currently
> available to bid on for his state, or what crimes
> have recently occurred on his street.”
> Jim Willis, Director of eGovernment, the State of
> Rhode Island, from “Wikinomics: How Mass
> Collaboration Changes Everything”17
> Since state leadership (and probably legislation is required to move
> most local governments toward open data), I can't help but note that
> this map looks pretty white:
> So, what can folks report? Are other U.S. states coming online with
> open data portals? Where are we a year later compared to this NASCIO
> report from last year?
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