[foundation-board] Funding proposal to Technology Strategy Board

Jo Walsh metazool at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 11:07:41 UTC 2010

On 27/10/2010 11:35, Rufus Pollock wrote:
> <http://www.innovateuk.org/content/competition/harnessing-large-and-diverse-sources-of-data.ashx>
> The proposal involves a partnership between OpenlyLocal and the OKF to
> work on an "Open Data Platform for Public Sector Business
> Intelligence".

Sounds fascinating. Wishing the call had appeared on my radar.
Well done for putting it together in a short time.

> I would note that the EoI does *not* commit us to proceeding with the
> bid so this proposal in no way commits the OKF -- if it had I would
> obviously have notified the board in advance of any action (normally I
> would have notified the board in any case but this was done in a bit
> of a last-minute rush before last Thursday's deadline ...).
> If we do get selected to go through to the 'next round' I will notify
> the board and we can all review the proposal (though of course any
> feedback right now would be useful).

Forgive me for sounding like a cracked record; but this doesn't sit very 
well with the desire, collectively expressed at the summer Board 
meeting, to make the Board's role in decision-making arms-length, 
focusing on the financial and legal health of the organisation.

I'm sure there's a much bigger group of people who would all have useful 
comments on the proposal. Do you see any disadvantage to working on it 
in public? Not with a fanfare of blogs and tweets, just somewhere where 
interested parties outside of the Board can review?

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