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Open Data Can and Will Shift the Power Balance

by Andrea Dimaio  |  January 21, 2014

The recent case of two students at Yale, who used university data to build a web site that allowed students to plan their schedules while comparing class evaluations and teacher ratings...

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There Is More To The US Open Data Policy Than Meets The Eye

by Andrea Dimaio  |  May 10, 2013

On May 9, after a longer-than-expected preparation, the Open Data Policy announced as part of the US Digital Government Strategy has been issued together with an executive order signed by...

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Is Open Data Just Nice To Have When Times Are Tough?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  April 4, 2013

Earlier today I was being briefed by a major vendor about their public sector offering. This vendor provides – among other things – content management solutions. In passing, I asked...

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Alpha.data.gov: From Open Data Provider to Open Data Hub

by Andrea Dimaio  |  January 30, 2013

Those who happen to read my blog know that I am rather cynical about many enthusiastic pronouncements around open data. One of the points I keep banging on is that...

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Open Data Is Not for Sprinters

by Andrea Dimaio  |  November 20, 2012

I read yesterday on Computerworld UK that UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s special envoy on the UN’s post-2015 development goals has said that he is ‘disappointed’ by how much the...

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You Didn’t Build That Either: Information as Infrastructure

by Darin Stewart  |  September 26, 2012

A few weeks ago, Barack Obama delivered a campaign speech in Roanoke, Va. in which he handed his political opponents sound bite gold. “If you've got a business—you didn't build...

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How Open Data Can Both Be Important and Become Irrelevant

by Andrea Dimaio  |  September 11, 2012

In his relentless campaign for the importance of open data, Alex Howard published an interesting article where he mentions a recent press release by Gartner that highlights the “big data...

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The Unbearable Lightness of Openness

by Andrea Dimaio  |  July 4, 2012

Over the last ten years I have come across countless consultants and advisors to government and the broader public sector who have been asserting the unquestionable benefits of anything preceded...

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Another Lovely Debate about Open Data: Could We Get Some Value Now, Please?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  December 20, 2011

On December 13 Fast Company’s blogger Hana Schank posted about the New York’s Digital Deficiency, providing some evidence that open data application contests, which are being used big time and...

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When does “Semantic” really mean Semantic?

by Darin Stewart  |  March 11, 2011

It is a great irony of the Semantic Web, which is predicated on the notion of  explicit and unambiguous meaning, that no one can quite agree on what we mean...

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