Using OpenData to Transformour citiesIvan BegtinDirector of NGO “Informational Culture”
What is Open Government?Open Government is not “one more thing to do.” Open Government is a change in HOW government does what it’s supposed to do. Publishing information for the public, engaging citizens in our work, and collaborating across government and with the world outside government are going to be essential to maximizing the success of health reform implementation and each of the Secretary’s other key initiatives and priorities.http://www.hhs.gov/open/discussion/one_year_anniversary.htmlThe principles of Open Government have been embedded in our operations for 50 plus years. We recognize that open government is a process rather than a product, and have taken a continuous-learning approach.http://www.nasa.gov/open/
What is Open Government?Open government is essential to administrative transparency and accountability, integrity in public life, civil participation, and, of course, democracy. But how is this ideal of open government made tangible and put into practice on a daily basis? Do we have open government in Australia or are they just words? Is it reality or rhetoric?Karen Curtis Privacy Commissioner «Open Government: Reality or Rhetoric», privacy.gov.auFrom the public’s point of view, an open government is one where businesses, civil society organisations (CSOs) and citizens can “know things” – obtain relevant and understandable information; “get things” – obtain services from and undertake transactions with the government; and “create things” – take part in decision-making processes. The principles of good governance – transparency and accountability; fairness and equity; efficiency and effectiveness; respect for the rule of law; and high standards of ethical behaviour – represent the basis upon which to build open government.Public Sector Modernisation: Open Government, OECD Observer 2005, oecd.org
Open Government components Freedom of Information Open Data Open Dialog Understandable government / Plain Language
Open Government DataWhat is Open Government data?By “open”, we mean data that is open according to the Open Definition. In essence, “open” data is free for anyone to use, re-use and re-distribute.By “government data” we mean data and information produced or commissioned by government or government controlled entities.* * http://opengovernmentdata.org/about/
What to Do? How to start?• Seek commercial or common good great ideas• Join existing or start new open sensor network• Dialog with officials about support (grants or data)• Start using opendata for your city
Questions? Ivan Begtin Email: email@example.com website: http://infoculture.ru
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