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David Warren

Cabrillo College (retired)

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Provide the tools and knowledge for TEDx communities to promote and implement open government and open data initiatives.

Local, regional and state government data is often warehoused within specific departments and units. This tax payer funded resource is often coveted by departments and agencies for power brokering at budget times. Often the data is in proprietary formats preventing open access. The data needs to be liberated and converted to a standard form accessible by all citizens and policy makers. Using the tools that Hans Rosling has developed and now freely available as a Google spreadsheet gadget would help present data in understandable ways. See http://gapminder.org for more details.

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    Feb 26 2011: Hi Anwar,

    What would it take to identify one village, one small city government to begin an initiative? What is your background?

    Thank you for contributing.

    David
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      Mar 21 2011: Hi David,

      "What would it take to identify one village, one small city government to begin an initiative?"

      Is it possible to identify yourself as the beginning an initiative? Once you have shown to govern yourself with total transparency would not your neighbor see and react from your model becoming more transparent and self governing too?

      Oversimplifyingly, :-)

      Peter

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