[ogdcamp] Satellite event suggestions? [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Javier Ruiz javier at openrightsgroup.org
Mon Sep 19 20:01:19 UTC 2011

I would add a second tier besides open data community of wider civil society
involvement to drive releases of data and ensure benefits.

A minimal version of this (civil society consultation framework) is actually
in the Open Government Partnership required steps for accreditation.

Possibly also a plan to improve public services making use of the data?
capacity building, ICT procurement, KPIs,


On 19 September 2011 19:30, Tim McNamara <tim.mcnamara at okfn.org> wrote:

> On 20 September 2011 02:05, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org> wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 6:31 AM, Holm, Jeanne M (1760)
> > <jeanne.m.holm at jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
> >>
> >> Is anyone interested in partnering on a half day session that looks at
> what are the building blocks necessary to have in a successful open
> government data project?  Looking at things like policy, communications,
> software, infrastructure, access to data owners, etc.
> >> Let me know!
> >
> > Really big +1 to this. This would be really amazing.
> >
> > Perhaps we could also add material from this to the Open Data Manual?
> >
> > http://opendatamanual.org/
> We also need a definition for a successful open government data project.
> Some of the other necessary but insufficient conditions to me also include:
>  - political will
>  - an open data community
>  - risk tolerance
>  - low cash burn (project needs to last past a change of
> minister/government)
> To be somewhat controversial, I think that most of the technical
> issues are now solved. Software and infrastructure shouldn't be a
> barrier any more. One of the things that has really hurt open data
> projects (e.g. data.gov) is the desire to have a glorious front end.
> Almost all front ends look unfashionable fairly quickly. They are also
> expensive to build and maintain.
> It would be great to be able have an in-depth discussion on this area
> on the open-government mailing list. Then the camp could be something
> where a resolution or a set of principles could be established, with
> most of the troublesome issues resolved beforehand.
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