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Both Digg and Twitter are dugging, tweeting, blinking and beeping that the government transparency website "data.gov" will go live in May of this year. This news is interesting as data.gov will aim to make an repository of government information available online in downloadable formats, as you might remember a more detailed discussion about this initiative only a few weeks ago.

However, I have difficulty to find a credible or original source for this news fact. The blogs Government Computer News and Next Gov casually mention today that data.gov "is expectedto go live by late May" and "scheduled to launch in late May". Does anyone know their source, or know of alternative sources?

The nice computer science retro image above was grabbed from the report Harnessing the Power of Digital Data for Science and Society from the Interagency Working Group on Digital Data, which on first sight, seems to make an interesting read.


Interesting news. I have been working on a similar project for the European Parliament since a few weeks: www.epvote.eu.

Any "infosthetics" comments to make the data more presentable are welcome :)


Fri 10 Apr 2009 at 7:41 PM
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