OPEN DATA GOES GLOBAL – Open Government Data Camp in London

Anlässlich des Open Government Data Camp hat die Open Knowledge Foundation folgende Pressemitteilung veröffentlicht, die ich hier spiegele, weil sie nicht im Netz ist:

Today representatives from the UK government, the White House, the UN, the European Commission and over thirty countries are gathered in London to further open government information around the world. The two day event is being run by the Open Knowledge Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that has pioneered open data internationally and helped to build data.gov.uk.

Spearheaded by the Obama administration and the father of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the US and the UK have lead what is now becoming a global movement. This goes beyond traditional government websites and ensures that government data can be used by anyone to build new services, applications and much more.

“Open Data can improve public services, creates innovation and value, and leads to greater transparency and accountability”, says Nigel Shadbolt, who advises the UK government on public sector transparency.

“I hope that more will join the Open Government Data community to share these benefits and help us all do better still”, he says ...

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