tvol is Timothy Vollmer. I'm a bicyclist, cook, and policy guy living in Oakland, CA.

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So one of the things I did last week was give a 120 second update on the state of open government data in the United States. I’m wholly unqualified to give such an update, but what the hell. 

Federal

Policy Memo: Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research and Data

Executive Order: Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information

 White House Open Data Policy

Project Open Data

  • https://project-open-data.github.io/

  • sets open data principles, formats and standards, acceptable licensing options (Open Definition)

  • also has implementation guidance, list of tools, case studies

Best practices language for marking data “license-free”

  • http://theunitedstates.io/licensing/

  • group of advocates suggested updating licensing guidance on Project Open Data to reflect unique situation in US where federal government works are in the public domain in the US but maybe not outside of the US

  • developed guidance for adoption CC0 for 1) US federal government works, 2) for government works produced by a contractor, 3) for primary legal materials

  • seems to be getting some attention

U.S. Open Data Action Plan - White House support for open licensing and CC0

 agencies utilizing CC0

 data.gov

  • 104,000+ datasets

  • some using open licensing already; most not

  • should probably be CC0 and not open licensing (like CC BY) 

NIH

 State

  • New Hampshire, Utah, New York, Hawaii, Washington

 Local

  • DC, Portland, Memphis, Lexington, Louisville, Raleigh, Austin, NYC, Providence, Philadelphia, Chicago, Madison, SF, Tulsa, Oakland, South Bend, West Sacramento

  • more at http://wiki.civiccommons.org/Open_Data_Policy 

 Take Away

  • common features

    • “open is better” transparency, efficiency, public participation

    • requires some (if not all) agencies to share (to some extent)

    • open data formats

    • typically creates repository or data website

    • sometimes open license, but oftentimes just freely available online

    • takes into account privacy and confidentiality of datasets

    • how many are requiring rights information to communicate legal reuse?

      • few, or at least it’s very slow moving

      • at least in US not creating their own license

tomo and tvol turn Turkish treats with twigs on Tempelhofer tarmac

tomo and tvol turn Turkish treats with twigs on Tempelhofer tarmac

fountain-drinking with @atarkowski  (at Alexanderplatz)

fountain-drinking with @atarkowski (at Alexanderplatz)

searching out cookies cream behind the dumpster (at Cookies Cream Berlin)

searching out cookies cream behind the dumpster (at Cookies Cream Berlin)

Ai Weiwei deconstruction (at Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin)

Ai Weiwei deconstruction (at Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin)

How Wisconsin's Underground Food Collective Is Open-Sourcing Their Meat Expertise

at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)