Case study: Fixing broken government information with open data

This is a tale of good intentions, bad practices, and broken processes. Although it's superficially about charity and company data, in fact it's really about how the public sector is failing to use the open data now being produced, and in the process increasing costs and stifling promising open data business models.   One of … Continue reading Case study: Fixing broken government information with open data

Links in, links out: it’s all about the connections

It's been a really hectic week, and it's not over yet, but before we head off to San Francisco for Data2.0 it's worth updating the community on a couple of small but significant developments. First, two of the leading open-data local councils – Lichfield and Redbridge – have started to use OpenCorporates URIs to identify … Continue reading Links in, links out: it’s all about the connections