2Day in #OpenGov 5/2/2012
- Super PAC super donors: A breakdown of the top ten super PAC donors so far this cycle, including how much they have given and what party they support. (iWatch News)
- Data.gov for developers: Data.gov launched a community, hoping to encourage software developers to share ideas, collaborate on projects, and request new datasets. (Federal Computer Week)
- Open Corporate Data: corporate data used to be a “right of public knowledge”, but recently it has become harder to access even though technology should be making it easier and more open. (Tech President)
- Land Deals Database: An international group of researchers and NGOs has launched the world’s largest public database to track international land deals. It reveals that the past decade has seen a rush among investors, developers, and speculators purchasing fertile land in developing countries. (Guardian)
- A corrupt proposal: A satirical letter was sent to the President of Nigeria, poking fun and pointing out the serious corruption issues going on in the country. (Sahara Reporters)
- War over open standards in the U.K.: a Cabinet Office consultation resulted in a policy favoring royalty-free open standards in the U.K., but corporations worried about their profits have waged a hidden war against the proposal. (O’Reilly Radar)
RELEVANT BILLS INTRODUCED
HAPPENING TODAY 5/2
- TechAmerica Congressional Briefing on “Big Data”. Wed. 5/2. 10:00-11:30 am. Capitol Visitor Center, East Capitol St, NE and 1st St, NE Washington, DC 20004.
SCHEDULED TOMORROW 5/3
Policy Fellow Matt Rumsey wrote this post.
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