Helping free up government data

Some weeks ago Tim Berners Lee’s message at TED was:  Raw Data Now! .
Now Gordon Brown charged him with helping free up government data for all to use.

In a telephone interview with Rory Cellan-Jones,BBC technology correspondent ‘he was adamant that this was not some party political job, but part of a grand global missio’. Listen to the interview

Tim Berners-Lee

UK goes the same direction as the Obama administration which intends to give more transparency, especially on everything related to the money trail and will use a bundle of semantic tools to do so.

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  1. Currently is accepting wildlife sightings and presenting it in an organized searchable community database. Also offered it the ability to submit scientific reports, focusing or reports that normally would not make it into official journals. Hopefully the government will encourage those that it funds to share this enormous amount of data, rather than let it collect dust.

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