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References on open source and standards, case studies like OpenStack, Drupal, and what FOSS brings to government
Drupal - open web platform for governments
Global list of Government sites - https://groups.drupal.org/government-sites
Distributions & Themes
Canada - Web Experience Toolkit
Dutch government house style theme
References on opening up raw government data, what is needed from government, case studies, etc
- Open data workshop by Helen Ensikat - link TBA
- The government data landscape in Australia was mapped out at http://agict.gov.au/blog/2013/10/26/government-data-landscape-australia including data projects, policies, standards, communities and other initiatives relating to government.
- Request and vote up datasets from government at the data.gov.au Data Request Site http://datagovau.ideascale.com/ :)
References on FOI and related topics, case studies
References on open government work happening in the community, getting FOSS developers and methdologies into government, building bridges between gov, community and industry
GovPond: A searchable index of Australian State and Federal Government data + federated searching of Government and domain specific data catalogues (e.g. CSIRO, AODN, Social Sciences Data).
- Discussed HM Revenue and customs who can refund in seconds, but also debit your account instantly as well. The key point is that there are upsides and downsides to being able to do this.
- The use of Bitcoin for transparency and accountability
- Currently http://data.gov.au/ publishes read-only data; allow community collaborators (members of the public, contractors to public works, etc) to directly update or contribute to http://data.gov.au/ data sets; possible use cases:
- Extend the API to allow data to be updated
- Directly update data via web form
- Indirectly update data by synchronising previously-exported data; for example: http://data.gov.au/ data might have been submitted to http://www.openstreetmap.org/; when that data is updated on http://www.openstreetmap.org/, those changes could be synchronised back into http://data.gov.au/
- Gov 2.0 blog posts from Federal Government CTO, inc data.gov.au team http://www.finance.gov.au/category/gov-20/
- State of the Nation slides/notes - http://www.slideshare.net/greebo/state-of-the-nation-open-gov-miniconf-2014
- Lightning talk on food compostion data - http://www.foodcomposition.co.nz
- WFS map feature data downloader: http://github.com/grahame/whiffy