Making the case for open local data

To help you make the case for open local data, a few of us have started compiling responses to common arguments made against it.

One of the biggest challenges facing the proponents of open data is persuading others of its value; particularly persuading the custodians of data that making it publicly available is a valuable thing to do, and is in their interest to do it.

Dan Slee (Walsall Council) and Stuart Harrison (Lichfield District Council) have compiled some arguments for open local data for use when faced with making the case for it.

We have also put together the Open Local Data wiki, so that their work can be continued collaboratively.

Views expressed on this blog are not necessarily those of the Citizenship Foundation.

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