Gov 2.0 = Open Source? Not really, IMO...

Been a while since I’ve been able to post… thanks to a glut of internal planning and meetings… my head may be getting above water now, I hope.   I had the chance to respond to a post up on GovLoop (http://www.govloop.com/profiles/blogs/gov-20-is-open-source) – and wanted to cross post here… I know there are a lot of strong feelings…

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Government Data and the "Mom Test" - GCN article featuring yours truly

I spoke on a panel at the Open Government Innovations Conference last week – great event with some really insightful speakers.  I particularly enjoyed Dave McClure’s lunchtime keynote and Chris Kemp’s discussion on open source in open government.  All very down to earth, practical discussions… it was really refreshing.  My discussion was moderated by Wyatt Kash,…

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Open Government: Publishing Data isn't enough

I had the chance to interact with Teresa Carlson, VP of Microsoft Federal Sales, on the FutureFed Blog regarding my previous post “Open government starts with open data… but..” You can find the discussion here:  http://blogs.msdn.com/uspublicsector/archive/2010/05/04/open-government-publishing-data-isn-t-enough.aspx  I’ll also be at the Open Government Innovations conference tomorrow afternoon, participating in the panel on opengov tools… look forward…

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Making OpenGov useful… and wicked cool

I’ve been railing on the concept that the focus on Open Government needs to shift to effective use of open government data – and creating user experiences that make people WANT to use such applications and WANT to participate and collaborate more. Came across this great example today… http://vanguide.cloudapp.net/ Vancouver’s “Social Map of Vancouver Open…

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Open311 with .NET and Visual Studio

Many of you (well, some of you) may have listened in to the call (or read about) regarding San Francisco’s Open311 API – if you missed it, you can find more details at these sites: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/03/03/open-311 http://wiki.open311.org/San_Francisco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-QQ7kCjIGE Having a standard specification/API for services like this is an incredible help for developers, as they’ll be…

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