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Yesterday, ReadWriteWeb posted a story titled to Face a Challenger From Sunlight Labs in regards to our kickoff of the National Data Catalog. I’ve actually been asked a few times questions along the same lines: “Does this mean you’re giving up on”

Ask OpenSecrets if they’ve given up on the FEC or ask if they’ve given up on the National Weather Service. The answer is quite the opposite: we’re only able to do the catalog because of Without it, Government wouldn’t be investing in and publishing its own data to add to our catalog. We’re doing what you’re supposed to: build on the shoulders of giants.

In addition, this project, like Apps for America 2, helps to ensure the success and longevity of And who knows, maybe we can help influence the features and functionality of while we’re on the way.