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In 2007, Colin Drane wanted to know more about the crime that was happening in his Baltimore neighborhood. Utilizing the momentum of the open government movement, he founded SpotCrime, a public facing crime mapping and email alert website that collects public crime data from police agencies around... Read more
1 comment Posted 21 May 2014 by Brittany Suszan Feed
How far should openness extend?
Selling the idea of open data seems straightforward. If taxpayers paid for it, a government should share it. But there have to be exceptions for National Security and privacy.
3 comments Posted 26 Jan 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
How far should openness extend?
Selling the idea of open data seems straightforward. If taxpayers paid for it, a government should share it. But there have to be exceptions for National Security and privacy.
3 comments Posted 26 Jan 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
I was privileged this past weekend to be involved in a twenty-first century version of participatory government. CityCamp Raleigh was an 'unconference' with little planned structure other than the first day. We learned about unconferences, CityCamps in other cities, and problems facing citizens... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 Jun 2011 by David Both Feed
By Chander Kant, CEO Zmanda. Have you ever tried to retrieve a public record from your local, state or federal government? Despite their name, many public records have not been simple or free for citizens to access. Until recently, obtaining copies of even the most basic records has been a grueling... Read more
2 comments Posted 23 Mar 2010 by chanderkant Feed