Marylise Lebranchu : Lâ€™Open Data est une opportunitÃ© unique!
Open Data was a unique opportunity for institutions and states and it would give “new powers to civil society , we ask our fellow citizens.
Engaged in open data, paving the way for open data contributory, France has strongly supported the EU Directive on Public Sector Information and Privacy G8 open data. Mature democracy, it has recently proposed new advances in transparency in public life and dialogue with constituted bodies. – laconferencedeparis.fr 24 April 2014 Last accessed: 06/25/2014 15:15 -5 GMT
I also had the chance to interview the author of Google+ Hangouts for Business: How to use Google+ Hangouts to Improve Brand Impact, Build Business and Communicate in Real-Time (Que Biz-Tech) on this topic and this is his perspective.
The Open Government Project, globally, is the equivalent of the social business initiative for enterprise. Its a direct response to the perception of the pressure brought to bear by increasingly empowered, vocal, mobile citizens who use social media to make their views known and their voices heard.
Like their enterprise counterparts, many a government is signing on ticking a mental check box as a requirement without really expecting to deliver in the fullest spirit of the initiative.
Like their enterprise counterparts, those governments that move forward will find themselves being disrupted and having to embrace change. This will shift their position from one side of the “them” and “us” divide, to the other, essentially breaking down the dividing barrier between government and citizens.
The governments that do this will evolve and survive. Their nations will thrive. Their citizens will be better off.
Open Source & Open Data are economic engines in the 21st century. The transformation from high end commercial source to open source allows citizens from all walks of life and every economic class to aspire to new levels of prosperity.
Open Data Will Open Ideas
Municipalities around the globe are beginning to realize just how many economic benefits the local economy may realize by simply opening up and embracing the technologies that make open data possible. The use of open source software to datamine those resources are the reasons I blog in social media! As you may or may not have known, local, regional and national governments collect massive amounts of data. They even know how many times the WALK button was pressed at a particular pedestrian crossing. Sharing that data with the public is gaining momentum. Can you imagine what insight a cafe’ near that pedestrian intersection might gain from knowing how many times the WALK button was pushed between 8am and 1pm? Read more from http://martinprosperity.org/
About the Open Government Partnership
It all began in 2011 with 8 founding country members and has since blossomed to over 64!
The Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. In the spirit of multi-stakeholder collaboration, OGP is overseen by a Steering Committee including representatives of governments and civil society organizations. – See more at: http://www.opengovpartnership.org/about#sthash.gp1f7Epv.dpuf
- Open Government promotes accountability, which can improve performance. In the words of Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis: â€œSunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.â€
- Transparency enables people to find information that they â€œcan readily find and use.â€ For this reason, President Barack H. Obama has asked agencies to â€œharness new technologiesâ€ and â€œsolicit public feedback to identify â€¨information of greatest use to the public.â€
- In many domains, government should develop policies, rules, and plans with close reference to the â€¨knowledge, expertise, and perspectives of diverse members of the public. As the President has said, â€¨â€œ[k]nowledge is widely dispersed in society, and public officials benefit from having access to that â€¨dispersed knowledgeâ€ and hence to â€œcollective expertise and wisdom.â€
Get Involved in US Open Government
You can get involved in shaping ideas right now in the following Google Group: Â https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/us-open-government