[okfn-labs] Open Courts went live in Slovakia

Julius Chrobak julius at mingle.io
Tue Jul 30 13:48:31 UTC 2013

Hi Matej,

This is truly awesome. I'm particularly excited about it because I'm from Slovakia (but living in Switzerland now) and I'm happy to support this project.

I'm a co-founder of a service which provides a generic query API for Open Data - mingle.io. I'll happy to discuss with you potential partnership for implementing and supporting your API (http://otvorenesudy.sk/api). Our technology is open source (https://github.com/ostap/comp) and you could use it to expose your data through an advanced query HTTP interface. The second option would be to offload your API completely to mingle.io. We would host the data and handle the requests for you. This way the developers would be able mix your data with any other data sources right within the mingle.io. 

I'm also very much interested in what data is behind and how you collected it. I'd like to see something similar done for Switzerland.

If you are interested, please contact me directly on my phone to discuss this further.

Julius Chrobak
t.: +41 44 830 00 33

On Jul 30, 2013, at 1:51 PM, Matej Kurian wrote:

> Hi,
> Open Courts (http://bit.ly/OpenCourts for google translate; otherwise www.otvorenesudy.sk), a project co-developed by Transparency Slovakia went live yesterday. To my best knowledge, it is one of the first portals dealing with bringing easy access to judicial data and some comparison on justices' performance.
> The site brings at least 5 different data sources together and provides easy access to profiles of judges, courts as well as more than 500k rulings, all of them searchable. As on Open Contracts, users can create notification for new data, based on their preferences.
> See a short roundup in the Slovak Spectator - http://spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/50797/10/tis_new_website_casts_light_on_slovak_judiciary.html
> Open Courts run on Ruby and the code is available here: https://github.com/otvorenesudy
> We are also looking into potential partnerships/grants to continue our works on the project.
> Let me know what you think!
> Best,
> Matej
> -- 
> Matej Kurian 
> programovy koordinator 
> Transparency International Slovensko 
> kurian at transparency.sk 
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