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Re: Open Source Open Data Platform (OGPL) Welcome and Webinars today and tomorrow

From: Nikos Roussos <nikos@roussos.cc>
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:13:10 +0200
Message-ID: <1356376390.27733.15.camel@keter>
To: public-egov-ig@w3.org
Great news

On Wed, 2012-12-19 at 12:32 +0000, Holm, Jeanne M (1760) wrote:
> We've been working hard on the Open Government Platform (OGPL), an
> open source capability for open data and open government around the
> world. This has been an active collaboration with the National
> Infomatics Centre of the Government of India and the US
> Government Data.gov team. The decision to move to an open source
> platform has been both challenging and rewarding.
> As with any open source capability, the code is only as strong as the
> community around it.  We are getting close to releasing the first
> complete package of OGPL and would like to get your ideas, feedback,
> and commits before we proceed. To help with this, we will be holding
> two information webinars this week (Wednesday and Thursday, December
> 19 and 20, 2012), and have updated the code and documentation on
> Github.

It is important though that the whole development process is open
(source) as well, publicly at github (or anywhere else). Releasing code
only when it has reached a certain mature level is not enough in order
to create an active community around the project.

Nikos Roussos
Received on Tuesday, 25 December 2012 19:33:58 UTC

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