US Government Open Data Initiative

The United States White House has developed Project Open Data to encourage government agencies to share and produce opendata.
According the Project:

The White House developed Project Open Data – this collection of code, tools, and case studies – to help agencies adopt the Open Data Policy and unlock the potential of government data.

Here are some other materials in the Project.

  • Standards
  • Open Data Licenses
  • Tools
  • Data Formats
  • Case Studies
  • Other Resources

Best of all, the entire project is available on GitHub and contributions are welcomed.

I would love to see other organizations start to do similar things. Some organizations, such as Rackspace, have created support around open source coding projects. However, I am unaware of organizations doing things to standardize and encourage the sharing of opendata.


Does any know of any organizations working to create policies for releasing opendata?
If so, please leave a comment.

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