I really liked the PowerPoint on Transparency and Open Government put together by SanFrancisco’s CIO Chris Vein and CTO Blair Adams. The show is interesting visually and they do a great job documenting how the city/county of SanFrancisco is addressing challenges.
Here are their 8 Principles for Gov 2.0
– All public data are made available. Public data are not data
that are subject to valid privacy, security or privilege
– Data are collected at the source, with the finest possible
level of granularity, not in aggregate or modified forms.
– Data are made available as quickly as necessary to preserve
the value of the data
– Data are available to the widest range of users for the
widest range of purposes.
• Machine Processable
– Data are reasonably structured to allow automated processing.
–Data are available for anyone, with no requirement of
–Data are available in a format over which no entity has exclusive
–Data are not subject to any copyright, patent, trademark, or
trade secret regulation. Reasonable privacy, security and privilege
restrictions may be allowed.