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David Eaves’ Three Laws of Open Government Data

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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:

  1. If it can’t be spidered or indexed, it doesn’t exist
  2. If it isn’t available in open and machine readable format, it can’t engage
  3. 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

Written by countculture

October 4, 2009 at 10:05 am

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  1. […] David Eaves’ Three Laws of Open Government Data « countculture (tags: #tal09 tal09reports tal09blogs) […]

  2. Hey there – thank you for the shout out and attribution. Really glad you enjoyed them and find them useful. They’ve been getting a healthy amount of pick up online.

    Cheers,
    dave

    David Eaves

    October 15, 2009 at 8:45 pm


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