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More Applications For Democracy, Just From Downunder

by Andrea Di Maio  |  September 4, 2009  |  2 Comments

According to a ZDNet article, the New South Wales Premier has launched a contest named apps4nsw, to invite people to submit ideas or actual software applications (to be used on web sites or mobile devices) using government data. Cash prizes are available for the best submissions.

The state hosting beautiful Sidney joins the UK, the District of Columbia, Sunlight Labs, and others in promoting democracy through data openness and in aiming to extract new public value from existing data.

Maybe it is time to coin a new word for all this. How about applicocracy?

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Andrea Di Maio is a managing vice president for public sector in Gartner Research, covering government and education. His personal research focus is on digital government strategies, open government, the business value of IT, smart cities, and the impact of technology on the future of government Read Full Bio


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  1. david osimo says:

    Ha ha great idea Andrea. Yet O’Reilly hit already with the definition “government as a platform”, and he is pretty good with coining terms :).
    Also, we did a similar effort in Belgium, http://www.inca-award.be . And wikinomics did an article http://www.wikinomics.com/blog/index.php/2009/04/21/creative-application-contests-engaging-developers-in-the-public-sector/
    david

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