Mentioned David Eaves’ Three Laws of Open Government Data at yesterday’s excellent Talk About Local unconference, and had a few people asking me what they were and where to find them. So here they are (from http://eaves.ca/2009/09/30/three-law-of-open-government-data/):
The Three Laws of Open Government Data:
- If it can’t be spidered or indexed, it doesn’t exist
- If it isn’t available in open and machine readable format, it can’t engage
- If a legal framework doesn’t allow it to be repurposed, it doesn’t empower
There are also a few other useful links in the comments.
p.s. I don’t know David, but I really like the conciseness of these