Over the last few years, people have been trying to identify/refine/codify
principles for making data (especially government data) open to the public.
Several years ago a conference took place on identifying these open data
principles, and additional efforts have been made since then to flesh out
Standing on the shoulders of these efforts, I've put together (and slightly
refined and expanded) these principles into a document that lays them out
for the intelligent layperson. It's intended as a policy -- and not
technology -- document, and should serve as an introduction for policymakers
interested in this kind of stuff.
I've put up an explanatory blogpost here <http://bit.ly/ctkygR>, and the
full document is available here <http://bit.ly/bWAJ6A>.
This isn't a finished product, but rather another step along the way. I
welcome your suggestions and corrections.
Director, Advisory Committee on Transparency
Policy Counsel | The Sunlight Foundation
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