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Petri Tonteri

Building Poligraft (Montanez, 8/2010, Sunlight Labs: Blog) - 0 views

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    "A utility built on top of Transparency Data, Poligraft takes in a block of text, parses it for entities like politicians and corporations, and returns a result set representing the political influence contained in that text."
Petri Tonteri

Economic benefits of data release (Browne, 7/2010, London DataStore) - 0 views

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    "Clearly data release can reduce fraud and curb unnecessary spending. The MPs' expenses scandal has stimulated more interest in this area but there are already websites dedicated to examining how public money is spent. Releasing full financial breakdown of spend can save millions, as a recent case in Canada proved. A $3.2 billion tax evasion fraud was exposed when financial data was made publicly available."
Petri Tonteri

Gov 2.0: Army Competition Spurs App Development (Hoover, 5/2010, InformationWeek) - 0 views

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    "Apps for the Army is the Army's first application development challenge, and one of the first done by the federal government. Recently, as part of the Open Government Directive, the Obama administration encouraged agencies to involve the public in challenges and contests to develop content and ideas for government and provided guidance for running these challenges."
Petri Tonteri

Open Data Study (Hogge, 5/2010, Open Society Institute & Soros Foundations Network) - 0 views

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    "This research, commissioned by a consortium of funders and NGOs (including the Information Program) under the umbrella of the Transparency and Accountability Initiative, seeks to explore the feasibility of applying this approach to open data in relevant middle income and developing countries. Its aim is to identify the strategies used in the US and UK contexts with a view to building a set of criteria to guide the selection of pilot countries, which in turn suggests a template strategy to open government data."
Petri Tonteri

The National Data Catalog is Live (4/2010, Sunlight Labs) - 0 views

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    "Besides the fact that we include data from multiple branches of government, there are a few great reasons why the National Data Catalog is a great resource for government data. Most importantly, the system has its own built in documentation system powered by our community. This will help make government data more useful by making it so we don't all have to learn the nuance of a particular dataset individually. Now those resources can be shared."
Petri Tonteri

National Data Catalog API (4/2010, Sunlight Labs) - 0 views

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    "The National Data Catalog (NDC) is an open source catalog for government data sets and APIs. Our goal is to have it encompass all data released by or about governments in the United States. This includes federal, state, and local jurisdictions. The NDC will harness the community of users interested in open government data."
Petri Tonteri

A special report on managing information : The open society (2/2010, The Economist) - 0 views

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    "FROM antiquity to modern times, the nation has always been a product of information management. The ability to impose taxes, promulgate laws, count citizens and raise an army lies at the heart of statehood. Yet something new is afoot. These days democratic openness means more than that citizens can vote at regular intervals in free and fair elections. They also expect to have access to government data."
Petri Tonteri

Improvements Needed For High Value Datasets On Data.gov - Making Government Transparent... - 1 views

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    "a number of organizations - POGO, OMB Watch, CREW, National Security Archive, the Center for Democracy and Technology and the Open The Government coalition- and Sunlight sent a letter to Vivek Kundra, Federal CIO, about improvements needed to the release of High Value Datasets on Data.gov."
Petri Tonteri

DataSF - 0 views

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    "DataSF is a central clearinghouse for datasets published by the City & County of San Francisco. -- The goal is to improve access to city data through open machine-readable formats."
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