Looks at the value of information collected by public sector organisations and how this information could be further utilised.
The following guest post is by Chris Taggart of OpenCorporates. Here he rounds-up recent developments within the field of Open Company Data. This article is cross-posted from published by Chrinon L
George Monbiot: Because the U2 frontman and others like him are seen as representatives of the poor, the poor are not invited to speak
Francis Maude confirms more open data releases as the government responds to the Shakespeare review.
Vice-President of the European Commission
No better example of the modishness of "open" can exist than holding an open government summit in an absolute monarchy. It would seem that such an event would indeed "open" itself to accusations of deliberately delicious irony, or deliberate contradiction. Yet such an event did indeed take place this past week, as Oman's Information Technology
Facts about Flu - Today, we consider the long-running attempt to evaluate whether the antiviral drug Tamiflu works. There's a dispute going on at the moment, a war of words with lots of public relations
Forget about the Gates Foundation. The world's biggest charity owns IKEA-and is devoted to interior design
Latest push for openness mandates new and upgraded systems be exposed via API.
The White House on Thursday morning released an executive order from President Barack Obama that mandates any data in information systems created by government agencies going forward be available for anyone to access, download, and use. Administration officials say this will present opportunities for entrepreneurs across the country.
Government datasets are political in themselves and their use is under the magnifying glass, says Tim Davies
There's increasing interest in the open data economy from the research wings of consulting firms. Capgemini Consulting just published a new report on the open data economy. McKinsey's Global...
Knapp: The global political class, like it or not (and they don't, not one bit), is faced with the inverse transparency David Brin predicted in 1998's The Transparent Society.
Warner Bros and Wingnut Films say the release of documents detailing secret negotiations over The Hobbit will compromise their ability to do business in New
This is going to sound crazy, but bear with me: Transparency matters, even when no one seems to be watching.
Prime Minister David Cameron's special envoy on the UN's post-2015 development goals has said that he is 'disappointed' by how much the government's open datasets have been used so far.
(I am working on a brief literature review on the benefits of participation, focusing on its different types of impact. Most of it (but not entirely) relates to participatory budgeting. Below are a few of the sections covered and a rough draft. Ideas and suggestions for topic coverage and literature (preferably peer-reviewed) are more than