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Fwd: We're making a lot more data open to the public

From: Bernadette Hyland <bhyland@3roundstones.com>
Date: Fri, 10 May 2013 10:18:32 -0400
To: W3C public GLD WG WG <public-gld-wg@w3.org>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-Id: <3DA7DAEC-F0AB-4EE4-840C-C4FB5D3B71EB@3roundstones.com>
Hi,
This is a huge step forward for the open data on Web community that goes well beyond just giving 'air cover' to mid level managers in US Gov't who are trying to do the right thing to publish open data on the Web for easier access & re-use.  This is huge.  The actual Presidential Executive Memo.[1]

To the agents of change & international community that has helped supported this effort, as it truly a worldwide effort, a huge thanks & congratulations.  IMO, this begins of the real flurry of activity to realize the benefits of working with government stakeholders to help publish a mountain of data that can be turned into valuable information to spur innovation & growth.


"Perseverance, secret of all triumphs."
- Victor Hugo

Cheers,
Bernadette Hyland
co-chair, W3C Government Linked Data WG

[1] http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/2013/m-13-13.pdf

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> From: "Todd Park, The White House" <info@messages.whitehouse.gov>
> Subject: We're making a lot more data open to the public
> Date: May 9, 2013 5:05:06 PM EDT
> To: bhyland@3roundstones.com
> Reply-To: info@messages.whitehouse.gov
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> 	Thursday, May 9, 2013
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> Hi, all --
> 
> Earlier today, President Obama signed an Executive Order directing his administration to take historic steps to make government-held data more accessible to the public and to entrepreneurs and others as fuel for innovation and economic growth.
> 
> Here's what you need to know:
> 
> The Executive Order declares that information is a valuable resource and strategic asset for the nation.
>  
> Newly generated government data will be required to be made available in open, machine-readable format by default -- enhancing their accessibility and usefulness, and ensuring privacy and security.
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> These executive actions will allow entrepreneurs and companies to take advantage of this information -- fueling economic growth in communities across the Nation.
> Watch this short video and find out more about today's announcement:
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> 
> 
> Thank you again for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing the growing public good that will be created by entrepreneurs, researchers, and innovators like you as you use an expanding supply of open data to fuel new products and services, launch new businesses, and fuel job growth across America.
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> All the best,
> 
> Todd
> 
> Todd Park
> Chief Technology Officer
> Office of Science and Technology Policy
> The White House 
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