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|Government Data Transparency Called For By Web Inventor, Berners-Lee|
| 6:31 pm on Mar 18, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Government Data Transparency Called For By Web Inventor, Berners-Lee [news.bbc.co.uk]
|Countries should be judged on their willingness to open up public data to their citizens, the inventor of the world wide web has told the BBC. |
He said "openness of data and the neutrality of the network" should be considered as important as free speech.
|Open data could now be considered a basic right of citizens, he added. |
"I think obviously there are more fundamental ones, but within a democratic society if the democracy is going to work you have to have an informed electorate," he told the BBC.
He said this was of particular importance for developing countries.
|brotherhood of LAN|
| 6:57 pm on Mar 18, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Somewhat related in timing is the release of OS map data (and initially postcode data was in the consultation I believe) for the UK.
The Register [theregister.co.uk] wrote a recent article covering that.
| 5:44 am on Mar 19, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Yes please, partisan politics is rather stale lately so a touch of "voice of the people" would be nice too.
| 5:51 am on Mar 19, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Remember this happy thought, kiddies, when your stuff is ripped simply because you put it on the web. "and it should be free..."
| 12:27 pm on Mar 19, 2010 (gmt 0)|
|Remember this happy thought, kiddies, when your stuff is ripped simply because you put it on the web. "and it should be free..." |
This thread is about transparency of Government (Public) data - what's your point?
|brotherhood of LAN|
| 2:53 am on Mar 20, 2010 (gmt 0)|
|The US technology chief has called on developers to build the "YouTube" of government data. |
US calls for 'YouTube' of government data [news.bbc.co.uk]
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