Recently, I saw a post come across the Code for America Google Group that had some great statements on the benefits and risks inherent in opening government data. A very thoughtful approach, I thought it worth sharing. The letter clearly states the benefits to the great State of Hawaii: Open data builds trust among citizens [...]
I had this on a to-do list for a while, and cleaning out stuff for the new year I listened to it. Makes a strong case for open data/government 2.0.
WHAT I GOT OUT OF THIS
–look at Gov 2.0/Open Data as a PLATFORM!
–Empower those who care enough to take action
–Make it easy for anyone to participate