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Re: New Open Government Platform code released

From: Chris Beer <chris@codex.net.au>
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2011 17:58:37 +1100
Message-ID: <4EE0601D.2030104@codex.net.au>
To: "Holm, Jeanne M (1760)" <jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov>
CC: "public-egov-ig@w3.org" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>

"Something something Dark Side... something something something Data 
Management and Repository Software Requirements complete..."

Thankyou for letting us know! I know what I'm installing tonight...



On 6/12/2011 3:06 AM, Holm, Jeanne M (1760) wrote:
> Hi all--
> I wanted you to be among the first to hear about an open source 
> release for an Open Government Platform at 
> http://www.data.gov/opengovplatform…
> Among the actions in the U.S. National Action Plan announced by 
> President Obama is an effort under the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue 
> to produce “Data.gov-in-a-Box,” an open source version of the United 
> States’ Data.gov data portal and India’s India.gov.in document portal. 
> The U.S. and India are working together to produce an open source 
> version available for implementation by countries globally, 
> encouraging governments around the word to stand up open data sites 
> that promote transparency, improve citizen engagement, and engage 
> application developers in continuously improving these efforts. 
> Technical teams from the governments of the U.S. and India have been 
> working together since August of this year, with a planned launch of a 
> complete open source product (which is now called the Open Government 
> Platform (OGPL) to reflect its broad scope) in early 2012. Find out 
> more 
> <http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/12/05/datagov-goes-global> about 
> the evolution of this project from the U.S. Chief Information Officer 
> and Chief Technology Officer.
> Check out the Open Government Platform repository on Github 
> <http://www.data.gov/opengovplatform#TB_inline?height=200&width=400&inlineId=tb_external>. 
> You'll find here a growing set of open source, open government 
> platform code that allows any city, organization, or government to 
> create an open data site.
> The first module released is the Data Management System, which 
> provides the tools and capabilities for an automated process for 
> publishing data in the Open Government Platform, an open source 
> product designed to facilitate governments around the world to stand 
> up their own open government data sites. Any government adopting the 
> Open Government Platform will be able to download and use the DMS code 
> to submit, approve, and update catalog data electronically on Open 
> Government Platform websites and view management metrics reports.
> Our next planned release will be from India and related to the web 
> site for the Open Government Platform.
> The U.S. and India will be providing additional modules in the future, 
> and developers are encouraged to participate, provide feedback, and 
> create new modules and capabilities!
> The teams working on this project are the National Informatics Centre 
> <http://www.data.gov/opengovplatform#TB_inline?height=200&width=400&inlineId=tb_external> in 
> India and Data.gov <http://www.data.gov/> in the U.S.
> --Jeanne
> **********************************************************
> Jeanne Holm
> Evangelist, Data.gov
> U.S. General Services Administration
> Cell: (818) 434-5037
> Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn: JeanneHolm
> **********************************************************
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