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

Holm, Jeanne M (1760) jeanne.m.holm at jpl.nasa.gov
Mon Sep 19 20:17:49 UTC 2011


Good points.  I'll submit a proposal incorporating the great ideas I've been seeing.


Jeanne Holm
Evangelist, Data.gov
U.S. General Services Administration
Cell: (818) 434-5037
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From: Javier Ruiz <javier at openrightsgroup.org<mailto:javier at openrightsgroup.org>>
Reply-To: A list for Open Government Data Camp organisers and participants <ogdcamp at lists.okfn.org<mailto:ogdcamp at lists.okfn.org>>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 13:01:19 -0700
To: A list for Open Government Data Camp organisers and participants <ogdcamp at lists.okfn.org<mailto:ogdcamp at lists.okfn.org>>
Subject: Re: [ogdcamp] Satellite event suggestions? [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

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<mailto:tim.mcnamara at okfn.org>> wrote:
On 20 September 2011 02:05, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org<mailto: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<mailto: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<http://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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