So it is finally here:
The site is currently running as a beta release [if that is the right term]Advised by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt and others, government are opening up data for reuse. This site seeks to give a way into the wealth of government data and is under constant development. We want to work with you to make it better.
We’re very aware that there are more people like you outside of government who have the skills and abilities to make wonderful things out of public data. These are our first steps in building a collaborative relationship with you.
Looks like it might become something interesting with:
Blog, Data, SPARQL search, Apps, Ideas, Forum, WIKI and Resources headings.
Also has RSS site feed.
The site does look a little under populated at the moment [to be expected I guess as it is so new]
I will be subscribing to the news feed to see what comes of it. What about you?
Link: Unlocking innovation | data.gov.uk
Reply posted to the website today:
Who Let The Public In?
Ooh! Snippy!This site was a fairly useful list of links to data for us developers. Forget the marketing hype coming from TimBL, this site is after all nothing new, it just enables us to search (badly) other sites that have government data (majority not accessible or in a format thats useable).
But now the general public know about it, this site is already getting Apps and Ideas that are nothing to do with government data.
Anyone else thing we should make a clear seperation between developers that can actually do something with the data andthe general public who only want to snipe at government.
Link: Who Let The Public In? | data.gov.uk
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