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Re: Data Transparency Presentation

From: Mike Norton <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 16:12:55 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <312524.29383.qm@web82408.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
To: Brian Gryth <briangryth@gmail.com>, open-government@lists.okfn.org, eGovIG IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, citycamp@forums.e-democracy.org, openhouseproject@googlegroups.com
My guestimate is that the cost would be relatively high, as many a raw data is 
already in lockstep use with major financial institutions; any openness to that 
end would destabilize the financial sector, and nobody wants that.  Alas, I know 
of no report or study comparing the costs you mentioned.

Michael A. Norton

From: Brian Gryth <briangryth@gmail.com>
To: open-government@lists.okfn.org; eGovIG IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>; 
citycamp@forums.e-democracy.org; openhouseproject@googlegroups.com
Sent: Tue, September 21, 2010 2:17:38 PM
Subject: Re: Data Transparency Presentation

Thanks to everyone that has replied.  Great stuff. 

I have one additional questions.  Does anyone know the average costs of 
complying with a open records/freedom of information request for non-sensitive 
information?  Alternatively, does anyone know of some kind of report or study 
that has compared the cost of open records compliance and data transparency/open 


On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 10:12 AM, Brian Gryth <briangryth@gmail.com> wrote:

Hey all,
>I want to pick the collective brain.  A colleague, Sean Hudson, and I are going 
>to be presenting at the fall meeting of CGAIT (the Colorado Government 
>Association of Information Technology) about data transparency.  Sean and I made 
>a simpler presentation to this group last spring, but we intend the drive home 
>the importance of data to the CGAIT members.  I would appreciate any ideas, case 
>studies, and such from anyone in the group.  I will share our Prezi and any 
>materials we produce as well.
>The following is the presentation discription:
>Governmental agencies are great at collecting data; however we tend to fall down 
>when it comes to actually making the data accessible and useful to the public. 
>Today's citizens are armed with the knowledge and technology to benefit (and 
>often demand) the data that's behind your firewall. Especially during tough 
>economic times, you don't want to be caught unprepared for the changing 
>expectations. Find out why you should make your data publicly available, see 
>examples of how citizens and businesses are using data, and find out how you can 
>get started. At the end of this session, you will have all the tools you need to 
>create an open data catalog and the knowledge to prepare you for a data-driven 
>Note that one of the tools, we will discuss is opencolorado.org.  This Web site 
>is part of Colorado Smart Communities, which is a newly formed non-profit with 
>the purpose of promoting open government in Colorado.  Sean is the founder and 
>President and I am a director and vice-president.  the opencolorado.org Web site 
>includes a data catalog run using CKAN and Drupal as the CMS.  We use 
>data.gov.uk as our model.  

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