Archive for the ‘Gov 2.0’ Category

Auckland City Data Sales

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

I used LGOIMA, the local government equivalent of the Official Information Act, to request details on how much revenue Auckland City council and the Auckland-area collective geospatial body made from geodata sales. Today I got the PDF of their response. Neither Auckland City nor ALGGi have made much from ...

Minister of Internal Affairs (pre)

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

I'm meeting the Minister of Internal Affairs for 20m today at 12.30. I want to talk with him about the Government's move to open data: what do they hope to achieve, what is he driving, and how can groups like Open New Zealand work with the Government on it. ...

Gov 2.0 Summit: Tom Steinberg

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Tom Steinberg is my pioneer hero of open government. His group, MySociety, is a British non-profit building things on the web. His things work: fix rate for FixMyStreet is about 50%. That means 10s of thousands of real problems that will get fixed next year. He gave ...

Gov 2.0 Summit: Clay Shirky

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Clay Shirky, clad in the world's shiniest shirt, was introduced as "The Oscar Wilde of the Internet" but that was doing him an injustice for Clay is a fantastic combination of thinker and public speaker. He entranced the audience. He gave two examples: Apps for Democracy vs the LA Times ...

Gov 2.0 Summit: Aneesh Chopra

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Aneesh Chopra is the US Federal CTO. The conversation on stage between him and Tim O'Reilly began with an explanation of the role of the CTO vs that of the CIO (Vivek Kundra). The impression I got was that the CTO has a political role while the CIO ...

Gov 2.0 Summit: Clay Johnson

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

The second Clay, hairier and less well-dressed. Head of Sunlight Labs, part of the Sunlight Foundation. I was at his house on Monday night for a turkey cook-off between him and Chris DiBona of Google. Clay won, by the simple expedient of deep-frying his birds. Clay's ...