Making public data public
We want this project for Making Public Data Public to put UK businesses and other organisations at the forefront of the new semantic web, and to be a platform for developing new technologies and new services. by Nov 7
John Sheridan talks
John Sheridan’s role as Head of e-Services at the UK Government ‘s Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) places him at the heart of this country’s enthusiastic drive toward increasing visibility of Government data online. As we discuss in this podcast, the programme is ambitious but eminently achievable, and builds upon a tradition that has actually been a lot more open than it may sometimes appear.
John Sheridan says that putting free data online is a matter of public services. Publishing government data will also help companies to develop their business. John Sheridan is also a W3C member, he creates ontologies as an hobby, we can expect the better for UK government data. by Jul 25
Here’s a novel concept to encourage open government applications: pay your best developers. Apparently that’s exactly what the UK’s Office of Public Sector Information would like to do now that it has launched Data.gov.uk . According to a ZDNet report , the agency would like to pay to license mashups when they are used by the government.
UK pays mashups developers
Gov cloud computing system ?
The government has unveiled a sweeping strategy to create its own internal "cloud computing " system – such as that used by Google, Microsoft and Amazon – as part of a radical plan that it claims could save up to £3.2bn a year from an annual bill of at least £16bn.