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Presentation made to city of Vancouver employees on the meaning of the Open Motion passed by city council on May 21st, 2009.

Presentation made to city of Vancouver employees on the meaning of the Open Motion passed by city council on May 21st, 2009.

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  • 1. Open Vancouver
  • 2. creating a city that thinks like the web
  • 3. david eaves citizen blogger fellow
  • 4. tim wilson citizen GIS guru father
  • 5. our point: 1. openess and participation created a better internet.
  • 6. our point: 1. openess and participation created a better internet. They can also create a better city.
  • 7. our point: 2. where did this come from?
  • 8. our point: 3. what the open city motion could mean for vancouver
  • 9. our point: 4. what’s next
  • 10. <1> openess and participation created a better internet they can also create a better city
  • 11. 1998
  • 12. 1998 philip owen is mayor WTO protests in seattle exxon buys mobil microsoft goes to court france wins the world cup
  • 13. 1998 philip owen is mayor WTO protests in seattle exxon buys mobil microsoft goes to court france wins the world cup and the web is in danger
  • 14. 1998 the web is in danger the mozilla project is born
  • 15. 1998 The Mozilla project is a global community of people who believe that openness, innovation, and opportunity are key to the continued health of the Internet. the web is in danger the mozilla project is born
  • 16. public benefit The Mozilla project is a global community of people who believe that openness, innovation, and opportunity are key to the continued health of the Internet.
  • 17. open source
  • 18. together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
  • 19. together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
  • 20. together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
  • 21. together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
  • 22. together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving using openness and participation
  • 23. Mike Beltzner, developer 1
  • 24. Mike Beltzner, Developer 1 Firefox development team 120
  • 25. Mike Beltzner, developer firefox development team 120 daily contributors 100s
  • 26. Mike Beltzner, developer firefox development team 120 daily contributors weekly contributors 100s 1000s
  • 27. Mike Beltzner, Developer firefox development team daily contributors 100s weekly contributors 1000s beta testers 500,000
  • 28. Mike Beltzner, Developer firefox development team daily contributors weekly contributors beta testers 500,000 daily users 120 million
  • 29. mozilla encourages people to participate
  • 30. mozilla encourages people to participate
  • 31. mozilla encourages people to participate
  • 32. mozilla encourages people to participate $200,000
  • 33. mozilla encourages people to participate this is the logic of the web
  • 34. we encouraged people to participate this is how the web thinks
  • 35. mozilla encourages people to participate this is how the web thinks it makes the web better
  • 36. can we ask people to participate online … to create a better city?
  • 37. yes!
  • 38. the long tail of public policy
  • 39. city of vancouver’s knowledge/capacity
  • 40. everybody else
  • 41. an academic you your your me mom neighbour
  • 42. city of vancouver already does open source program delivery
  • 43. 911
  • 44. police/ambulance/fire
  • 45. police/ambulance/fire citizens
  • 46. <2> where did this come from?
  • 47. Toronto Washington, DC Vancouver
  • 48. <3> what the open city motion means for vancouver
  • 49. • Open and Accessible Data - the City of Vancouver will freely share with citizens, businesses and other jurisdictions the greatest amount of data possible while respecting privacy and security concerns; • Open Standards - the City of Vancouver will move as quickly as possible to adopt prevailing open standards for data, documents, maps, and other formats of media; • Open Source Software - the City of Vancouver, when replacing existing software or considering new applications, will place open source software on an equal footing with commercial systems during procurement cycles; and
  • 50. • Open and Accessible Data - the City of Vancouver will freely share with citizens, businesses and other jurisdictions the greatest amount of data possible while respecting privacy and security concerns; • Open Standards - the City of Vancouver will move as quickly as possible to adopt prevailing open standards for data, documents, maps, and other formats of media; • Open Source Software - the City of Vancouver, when replacing existing software or considering new applications, will place open source software on an equal footing with commercial systems during procurement cycles; and
  • 51. • Open and Accessible Data - the City of Vancouver will freely share with citizens, businesses and other jurisdictions the greatest amount of data possible while respecting privacy and security concerns; • Open Standards - the City of Vancouver will move as quickly as possible to adopt prevailing open standards for data, documents, maps, and other formats of media; • Open Source Software - the City of Vancouver, when replacing existing software or considering new applications, will place open source software on an equal footing with commercial systems during procurement cycles; and
  • 52. • Open and Accessible Data - the City of Vancouver will freely share with citizens, businesses and other jurisdictions the greatest amount of data possible while respecting privacy and security concerns; • Open Standards - the City of Vancouver will move as quickly as possible to adopt prevailing open standards for data, documents, maps, and other formats of media; • Open Source Software - the City of Vancouver, when replacing existing software or considering new applications, will place open source software on an equal footing with commercial systems during procurement cycles; and
  • 53. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT in pursuit of open data the City of Vancouver will: Identify immediate opportunities to distribute more of its data; Index, publish and syndicate its data to the internet using prevailing open standards, interfaces and formats; Develop a plan to digitize and freely distribute suitable archival data to the public; Ensure that data supplied to the City by third parties (developers, contractors, consultants) are unlicensed, in a prevailing open standard format, and not copyrighted except if otherwise prevented by legal considerations; License any software applications developed by the City of Vancouver such that they may be used by other municipalities, businesses, and the public without restriction.
  • 54. <4> what’s next
  • 55. “Identify immediate opportunities to distribute more of its data”
  • 56. Open Sourcing the Open Motion
  • 57. “Identify immediate opportunities to distribute more of its data”
  • 58. catalogue data open API (311!) 311 twitter integration (SF) central index
  • 59. example:
  • 60. example: www.seeclickfix.com
  • 61. example: www.fixmystreet.ca
  • 62. www.fixmystreet.com
  • 63. www.fixmystreet.ca
  • 64. www.fixmystreet.ca very low cost citizen run useful
  • 65. www.fixmystreet.ca very low cost citizen run useful participatory and open
  • 66. example:
  • 67. www.appsfordemocracy.org
  • 68. dc.everyblock.com/
  • 69. “The first edition of Apps for democracy yielded 47 web, iPhone and Facebook apps in 30 days - a $2,300,000 value to the city at a cost of $50,000” - Apps for democracy homepage
  • 70. you are not alone
  • 71. Shari Wallace 1
  • 72. Shari Wallace 1 City of Vancouver IT team 100
  • 73. Shari Wallace City of Vancouver IT team 100 data geeks 100s
  • 74. Shari Wallace City of Vancouver IT team 120 data geeks app coders 100s 1000s
  • 75. Mike Beltzner, Developer firefox development team data geeks 100s app coders 1000s citizen users 700,000
  • 76. Shari Wallace City of Vancouver IT team fata geeks app developers citizen users 500,000 visitors, businesses, researchers and others 10s million
  • 77. the bargain
  • 78. the city: listen engage ask for help Make data available as quickly as possible
  • 79. the community: participate be patient help make the data come alive for you and citizens as quickly as possible
  • 80. open process
  • 81. open process blog what you are doing
  • 82. open process blog what you are doing ask for help
  • 83. open process blog what you are doing ask for help get feedback before acting leverage the community
  • 84. if we keep the bargain
  • 85. we can be heroes…
  • 86. …if just for one day
  • 87. thinkliketheweb.org www.eaves.ca Re-mixes & Attributions Mark Surman – A City that thinks like the web This work is copyrighted using Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Please re-mix for your city