US: To encourage public discussions about accessing and sharing data, White House’s Data.gov website has started an online Open Data Community page. The page has 10 categories of topics that include balancing security and openness; developing policies for global data sharing; and using geospatial data, semantic technologies and best practices.
The community’s goal is to stimulate global innovation and transparency in government by working to access, share and curate data from government sources, according to the website.
“This community bridges policymakers, technologists, data owners and citizens — each of us wants to get information to people who need to make decisions each day. As a member of this open data community, you can help to make this happen,” the site states.