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The New York Times has announced that its increasingly popular Congress API has been upgraded to include additional features and data (more at our Congress API Profile).
"In any organization you can be a Dilbert or a Wally," according to Craigslist founder Craig Newmark. "Dilbert hasn't given up yet, but Wally has." The analogy was appropriate for the developer-heavy crowd at the Open APIs for Government event. The setting--San Francisco City Hall--was also appropriate, because Newmark may have been speaking more to those in charge of continuing to open up government data.
The FCC is leading by example with its beta release of the FCC.gov website on Monday. In this latest version of the site, the FCC has worked hard to follow Web 2.0 principles, most notably building the entire website on top of RESTful APIs. “Everything should be an API”, FCC managing director Steve Van Roekel said during the press briefing, according to O'Reilly's report.