Open data platforms: a tool to revolutionise... →
in which former South African minister Jay Naidoo beautifully conflates open data with open government
How opengov struggles like "Gov 2.0" →
Really nice comment from Dan Beverly (@dbevarly) on this thread; worth the read.
For some, writing on windows = opengov →
John S. Bracken @jsb (December 21 2012) YOUR city officials use paper: nominee, #opengov photo of year: @chicagocdo @brettgoldstein thinks out loud. @danoneil http://www.flickr.com/photos/juggernautco/8291328545/in/photostream
For the Web Foundation, open data = open gov →
How will we know if open government is successful? →
Nice look at how access to technology may exacerbate power differentials rather than ameliorate them. HT Andrew
Open Government is an essential part of Open Policymaking.– Hmm…is that the right order of things? (From the UK government’s consultations with civil society on the Open Government Partnership.) HT Andrew E.
O'Reilly Radar Tumblr: White House announces... →
oreillyradar: This morning, US Chief Technology Officer Todd Park announced the first class of “Presidential Innovation Fellows.” “The Presidential Innovation Fellows program leverages the ingenuity of leading problem solvers from across America together with federal innovators to tackle projects that aim to…
Amazingly brutal honesty here: “[In Russia] Open Government is not meant...– http://valdaiclub.com/politics/47680.html HT @opengovpartnership
Code for America: #opengov interchangeable with... →
This is a really stark example of where the terminology goes off the rails…sigh.
"We don't see open data as a replacement for... →
Nice debate at the International Open Government...
HT Andrew David Sasaki (@oso) 12/07/12 1:51 AM I still find @dgrobinson’s framing of “political accountability” vs. “public service delivery” problematic. #IOGDC Needs clearer vocab. Daniel Schuman (@danielschuman) 12/07/12 1:52 AM @oso @dgrobinson as do I. It’s a bad/fuzzy/overbuild distinction #iogdc Alex Howard (@digiphile) ...
Which comes first: the data or the civic hackers? →
The Case Against Open Data in Yemen →
My rebuttal to Walid’s piece
Open data vital for a new Yemen. Do you agree? →
From long-time independent Yemeni journalist Walid Al-Saqaf
Useful Twitter conversation debating what #opengov...
Thanks for the heads up Andrew… Alex Howard (@digiphile) 27/06/12 1:42 AM @cheeky_geeky @Publicyte Spin much? @GovTech article has 0 reference to what@Microsoft buying Yammer means for #opengov; title is just #gov Dr. Mark Drapeau (@cheeky_geeky) 27/06/12 1:51 AM @digiphile You don’t think that a more agile, collaborative social enterprise falls under the category...
@tkelsey1: @digiphile R u at this economic summit in St Petersburg? Big...– The Twitters
Monitoring roads = #opengov, according to the Open Government Partnership– RT @FelipeEstefan: In Kampala, Northern Bypass finished 3 yrs after it was supposed to. Roads monitoring a crucial part of #OpenGov (6/11/2012 @opengovpartnership) — The Twitters
The Truth Behind Transparency: does open data =... →
Important piece by Joseph Marks exploring the tension in the US. HT Andrew
What data can and cannot do →
Great piece from Jonathan Gray @ Open Knowledge Foundation. HT Alex Howard.
For the International Political Science... →
HT Andrew Source — The Twitters
Activists: UK Approach to Open Government Too... →
So… FOIA costs UK central gov £8m pa but efficiency drive costs more....– The Twitters — Andrew Ecclestone (@A_Ecclestone) 17/05/12 9:57 AM
Maude’s version: transparency is push; FOI is pull; want to use...– The Twitters — Martin Rosenbaum (@rosenbaum6) 16/05/12 9:18 PM
McNally: transparency agenda is what we want to tell you; FOI is what you want...– The Twitters — Martin Rosenbaum (@rosenbaum6) 16/05/12 9:17 PM
A lot of open government isn’t a technology issue; it’s a cultural...– The Twitters — Alex Howard (@digiphile) 16/05/12 7:20 PM
Open data risks being a technical solution to what is ultimately a political,...– How to start a thinktank: opening up policy (via The Guardian)
For the World Bank, open government is means lots...
From an event today over at the Bank via The Twitters (thanks Andrew): “OpenGov is about pulling innovation from outside of government into government, to change that government” Randi Ryterman. “OpenGov is about engaging with citizens in new and creative ways” - Randi Ryterman,@WorldBank’s Institute, Governance & Innovation. “OpenGov is about citizens...
More on why open data doesn't contribute to... →
More from Tom Slee vs. the world
Kevin Merritt of Socrata: open data is not open... →
In response to the latest kerfluffle over whether the open data movement is “a joke.”
EVENT: Crowdsourcing with ICT = open government? →
Worth watching/attending this World Bank sponsored event: A common theme in the field of open government refers to the use of technologies as a means to foster citizen engagement. A closer examination, however, shows that most initiatives facilitated by information and communication technologies have been characterized by low levels of citizen engagement. In Brazil, the state of Rio Grande do...
From Canadian MP Tony Clement, for whom open data = opengov @JohnFMoore...– The Twitters (HT Harlan Yu)
In Utah, open government means anti-corruption →
Open gov campaigner? Don’t forget to respond to Cabinet Office open...– From MP Topm Watson (UK) on April 20 2012 Apparently “open government” = open standards
Open source = open gov? →
@wbpubs: Simple math: #opendata + #openknowledge + #openaccess =...– The Twitters
Concerns over the UK approach to the Open... →
I’ve blogged more on that over the UK Civil Society OGP blog, but essentially I took away from the session (and other sessions where I heard UK Director of Transparency Tim Kelsey speaking) a real concern that the current framing of open government from the UK Government is (a) very narrowly focussed on open data measures, and (b) as Jo Bates points out in her excellent paper, potentially a...
tkelsey1: #uktransparency Chris Taggart tells Brazilian media that UK...– The Twitters
David Eaves on the Open Government Partnership... →
Data nerds vs. FOI nerds
How the FOI community in New Zealand is balancing... →
The arrival of the massed hordes of software writers and open source advocates to the cause of improving access to government held information is very welcome. But they're walking into quite a well-trodden field of discourse. What's newer in this area is how the technology for information creation/manipulation/storage/distribution has shifted in the last decade (or so) to more easily...
Chatter from Open Government Partnership -Brasilia...
Harlan Yu (@harlanyu) reports hearing from a government rep: “A data portal is a symbol of accountability and transparency.” True or false?
Open Data, Democracy, and Public Sector Reform →
HT Tim Davies
OKFN clearly in the "yes, it does" column →
As government officials, civil society leaders and open data experts gather in Brazil this week for the Open Government Partnership, it is clear that Open Government Data has become a major topic on a global scale. In September last year, 8 governments founded the Open Government Partnership. Little more than six months on, and a further 43 have signed-up and endorsed the Open Government...
Open data portals a Top-10 popular OGP commitment →
Good? Bad? Neutral? Who knows…
A vastly superior analysis comes along... →
Harlan Yu and David Robinson do it right, thoroughly unpacking the “open data” vs. “open gov” labels. Well done, guys.
An early attempt to frame the debate... →
A quick stab that I took to unpack whether OGP was too quickly conflating “open data” with “open government.”
Hi folks — Rather than clutter the corporate Global Integrity blog or stoop to posting on my own pathetic blog, I thought Tumblr would do nicely in tracking the emerging thinking and debate around whether “open data” = “open government.” I’ll do my best to track the ongoing discussion…please feel free to forward snippets and ideas as you see them. ...