As many jumped into making recommendations on how the U.S. government's Recovery data should be packaged and disseminated, it's worth looking into some important previous work in this area, work with which many who are new to open government might be unfamiliar.
A morning panel today at API Strategy and Practice focused on APIs for Government and Public Data. Chaired by API Evangelist Kin Lane, who presented a workshop on government open data tools on Wednesday, speakers came from government, university and private settings to talk about creating open data APIs with government agencies.
Sometimes there's just too much interest in open data. The Greater London Authority has temporarily pulled its feed of the Underground due to "overwhelming demand." The service gave locations of every subway train in the city updating in nearly realtime.