If you are interested in finding out how data can make a real change to peoples lives in Kenya, come along and find out about Gather a startup I have been helping over the last few months… Gather is holding its first public launch on Tuesday 20th June at 7.00pm at the Urban Innovation Centre […]
Category: Data Policy
NRE App – just wrong !
Today National Rail Enquires have released a free iPhone app for real time train information. Hang-on you may say, I though that app already existed.. well it does ! For the last few years National Rail Enquires (NRE) have been licensing at some considerable cost it’s information to independent software developers for them to develop their own […]
Google is supporting the EU Hackathon in November and is offering travel expenses to selected individuals ! The deadline to apply is October 17, and the Hackathon takes place November 8th and 9th, at the European Parliament in Brussels. Applicants must be citizens or residents of the EU. All expenses will be covered for selected […]
So initially the moral of this story seems to be, if you are launching a Government website across the mass media, make sure you do the load testing with 100x what you expect. The real issue is that despite having best intentions and a commitment to transparency, it’s very easy to confuse, mislead and lose credibility with […]
The Open Government Licence
Last week in addition to the new more open OS licesning, another in many ways more fundamental new license was introduced with little fanfare, but I would argue it’s impact if widely adopted could be far more important. The new UK Open Government licence (OGL) developed by the National Archives, is a robust licence developed using Creative Commons like […]