How Not to Cock Up Open Data

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Great post on how not to cock up open data and how amazing it is to be even having a conversation about it at all.

  1. Argue for it as a numbers game. Not all gov data sets will yield huge value, but some definitely will
  2. Cease tinkering around and build something useful as a service
  3. Obsessively gather information on what value is generated by people using the data
  4. Keep an eye on public servants who might inadvertently share private or sensitive data
  5. Mistakenly insisting that Government really should be in the business of publishing everything non-private it can

Great list actually. I really, really need to get down to some of those Gov 2.0 hack days going on in Canberra and Sydney.

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