[okfn-discuss] Fwd: Sharing your open government data stories

Neil McEvoy neil at mcevoy.biz
Sun May 29 17:14:34 UTC 2011

Great idea.

Although it would be a bit restrictive to limit to only Open Data case
studies. How about a broader Open Government Catalogue, which incorporates
general FOSS projects too?

This would be a great tie-in to Cloud. The big centre piece of the UK's
G-Cloud program is the need for an 'ASG' - Apps Store for Government, to
encourage reuse across the public sector.

This would seem something that the FOSS community would be ideal for
developing, and this could include Open Data.


> A good friend of mine has just publicly released a project he's been
> working on: opendatastories.org. Please spread the word!
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Richard Best <rnzde at hotmail.com>
> Date: 27 May 2011 17:48
> Subject: [ninjas] Sharing your open government data stories
> To: ninja-talk at groups.open.org.nz
> Hi All
> A recent Gartner article called "Open Government Policies: Keeping
> Faith or Pulling the Plug?"
> (http://blogs.gartner.com/andrea_dimaio/2011/04/22/open-government-policies-keeping-faith-or-pulling-the-plug/)
> made me think there is a real need for governmental open data projects
> around the world to band together to create a repository of
> benefit/success stories, which all countries could leverage. I thought
> this could be done via an open website to which agencies,
> organisations and individuals could all contribute their own open data
> stories.
> I decided to build such a site, as a private - and not governmental -
> initiative. The site is at http://opendatastories.org
> It would be great if those with stories - and those who know others
> who have stories - could contribute their stories or encourage those
> others to contribute. And, of course, it would be great if everyone
> with an interest in this space could help spread the word.
> All feedback welcome.
> Best regards
> Richard
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Neil McEvoy
Cloud Best Practices Network

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