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[liberationtech] Announcing our new declaration on open data – and inviting your feedback | Global Open Data Initiative

Yosem Companys companys at
Tue Oct 22 14:49:37 PDT 2013

The Global Open Data Initiative partners are excited today to share a
draft Declaration on Open Data, and would welcome comments and
feedback on its contents.

Open Data has enormous unfulfilled promise to change how governments
work and to empower citizenship. Even as more governments and issue
experts discover new potential in the public release of data, civil
society groups still need clear guidelines and mechanisms for
cooperation. Global Open Data Initiative hopes to help provide both,
and we hope this draft declaration will help us fill that gap.

By building on existing efforts to gather guidelines and best
practices, and by building a clear, joint voice made up of outside
groups, Global Open Data Initiative hopes to provide a CSO-led vision
for how open data should work.

Please give us your feedback

While we’re excited about the start we have, we want to hear from
others too. Does this draft adequately describe open data’s promise,
and the challenges we face in fulfilling it? Are there other issues it
should cover? Are there additional standards, initiatives, or
guidelines to which we should refer to (if even in an extended notes

Click here to go to the Declaration on Open Data:

Please read the declaration by following the link above and add your
thoughts in a comment. For more in depth conversation, please join our
discussion list at!forum/global-open-data-initiative.

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