As the API economy continues to grow and the hubris around the opening of banking becomes deafening, this debate provides the backdrop to a dialogue increasingly characterised by the avid interest of government and industry bodies. This need appears to derive from a number of goals.
On May 17-18, a new series of Government Challenge events being hosted by Google and event organizer MoDevGov starts in Denver, Colorado. With governments undergoing a sea change in their approach to open data and cloud technology, many developers are wondering how to leverage opportunities to commercialize new products for this market
The British government is opening up a wealth of UK government-held non-personal data with the official opening of data.gov.uk. Created with the help of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, data.gov.uk will publish government data using the Resource Description Framework (RDF) data model, making it easily accessible from a wide variety of mashups.