A new site we’ll be watching has been launched by Aaron Swartz, called  Aiming to connect data wranglers of all sorts to each others’ complementary skills, he breaks data management into three areas, labeled "get", "process", and "view".  As someone passionate about collaborative potential, I enjoy reading this: "We’ve all been helping to build a Web of data for years now. It’s time we acknowledge that and start doing it together."

Many of the Sunlight Foundation’s projects are built on scraped, processed, and re-presented data, giving new life to stale, siloed, or simply unavailable public information.  Collaboration around the technical aspects of these pursuits is always a welcome development.

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