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When did Obama pledge "universally acccessible formats" for government data?

Barack Obama, as a presidential candidate,  pledged that his administration would "put government data online in universally accessible formats".    I learned about this campaign promise from the post techPresident – Sell Obama stimulus and create new transparency era by democratizing data by W. David Stephenson, who is the co-author of an upcoming O'Reilly book Democratizing […]

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Tracking Mr. Shelby

One of the project areas I'm hoping that some of my students in Mixing and Remixing Information 2009 (MRI 2009) course will take up is promoting government accountability and transparency in the new Obama era. (Interestingly enough, John Musser wrote last week on ProgrammableWeb about the Sunlight Labs Mashup Contest — something I'll definitely have […]

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