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Articles tagged open data (13)

“You feel all this knowledge would be useful for something, for trying to change something.”
“We have a role that is almost like an NGO. We build and open databases, break with the exclusivist paradigm — we even train competitors!”
Upon the announcement of her retirement, Miller reflects on her time as executive director of the Sunlight Foundation, which she founded in 2006.
A modular prototype aims to become a “Wolfram Alpha for government” by allowing developers to plug in their own APIs.
“Si dejas a cinco chilenos en una sala, probablemente van a terminar peleando. Así que no sólo estamos construyendo herramientas, también estamos construyendo formas de trabajar juntos, de construir confianzas.”
“If you put five Chileans in a room, they’re probably going to fight each other. So one of the things — we’re not just building tools, we’re also building ways of working together, and making people trust each other.”
Assumptions about government openness vary from country to country. Here are a few lessons a cross-national perspective can bring to the open data movement.
The agency, home to more than 500 terabytes of electronic files alone, faces some of the same problems that data journalists do. Justin Ellis