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.
- Open Data Licenses
- 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.