By Drew Bush In case you missed either report, over the last year Open North has quietly put out an inventory of open data globally and, in a separate report, recommended baseline international standa…

A few weeks ago I wrote a post on the design blog about what public services might look like in a world of government as a platform. In a nutshell, platforms, open data, and shared components (the building blocks of …

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‘To remain competitive, companies need to contest collectively by maintaining a sustainable ecosystem of partners and an open standards policy’ Everyone loves a good underdog story. Money Ball, Forrest Gump, Billy Elliot, The Lord of the Rings – the list …

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We love to make the most of the English summer – however long it lasts. When warm weather and school holidays combine, the beach is one of the best places to enjoy the sunshine. In England the seaside is cleaner …

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A consortium of technology companies including Accela and Civic Insight, have released a new open data standard for buildings and permits. The standard is designed to collect and provide consistent data points city to city as builders work through the …

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Nine localities — at  both the city and county level — have committed to a set of open data building and construction permit standards, a move primed to boost insights into the housing market and propel civic app development. On …

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Today, the Web Foundation joined international governments, businesses, and civil society organisations in pledging to tackle the data crisis through the formation of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. The Partnership, which will be formally launched in September at …

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Now that the Web Foundation team is back from the 3rd Annual International Open Data Conference in Ottawa (and recovered from our participation in eight side events and 11 conference sessions), we’ve compared notes and are ready to share some …

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