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Top Stories: December 5-9, 2011

Top Stories: December 5-9, 2011

A vote against frictionless sharing, a look at cloud security threats, and why the open sourcing of Data.gov matters.

This week on O'Reilly: Mike Loukides explained why there's little value in frictionless sharing, Jeffrey Carr examined the significant security threats attached to cloud services, and we learned why the open sourcing of Data.gov is an important milestone for open government.

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White House to open source Data.gov as open government data platform

White House to open source Data.gov as open government data platform

The new "Data.gov in a box" could empower countries to build their own platforms.

A partnership between the United States and India on open government has borne fruit: progress on making the open data platform Data.gov open source. With this step forward, the prospects are brighter for stimulating economic activity, civic utility and accountability under a global open government partnership.

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Gov 2.0 enters the mainstream on NPR and the AP

NPR and the Associated Press recently focused on civic apps and other Gov 2.0 topics.

Civic applications recently pushed a bit further into the public's consciousness via a lively discussion on Washington's local NPR station, WAMU, and through an Associated Press article that examined open data and apps.

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International Open Government Data Camp looks to build community

In its second year, the camp's organizers aspire to galvanize more governments to open up their data.

The second International Open Government Data Camp will convene advocates, activists, civic media, citizens and officials to exchange ideas, code and expertise in Warsaw, Poland.

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How data and open government are transforming NYC

How data and open government are transforming NYC

New York works to become a premier digital city.

New York City has become the epicenter for experiments in data-drive governance — from citizensourcing smarter government to embracing a broader future as a data platform. Here, NYC officials Rachel Sterne and Carole Post discuss the city’s data initiatives.

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Historic global Open Government Partnership launches in New York City

Maria Otero, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, talks about what to expect from the OGP.

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is an unprecedented global agreement between dozens of nations. In this podcast, Maria Otero, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, talks about how open government is connected to economic activity and what citizens should expect from the OGP.

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Opening government, the Chicago way

Opening government, the Chicago way

Chicago looks to use its data, developers and citizens to become a smarter city.

Sustainability and analytics are guiding Chicago's open data and app contest efforts. The city's approach offers important insights to governments at all levels.

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Energy.gov relaunches using open source and the cloud

Energy.gov relaunches using open source and the cloud

Drupal and open source technology power the new Energy.gov.

The new Energy.gov, using a combination of open source technology and cloud computing, will save an estimated $10 million annually.

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A refresh for open government in British Columbia

British Columbia joins the ranks of governments embracing open gov platforms.

Canadian citizens in the province of British Columbia now have three new websites that focus on open government data, making information related to accountability available, and providing easier access to services and officials.

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There are bigger issues surrounding the .gov review

There are bigger issues surrounding the .gov review

The efforts behind .gov reform go beyond domain management.

The U.S. federal government's web reform effort isn't just about reducing the number of websites and saving associated design or maintenance costs. It's about improving citizens' access to information and services.

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