This initiative will address Open Data from three key perspectives:
- Open does not mean All. Personal, Privacy and Security needs to be central in an Open Data
- Open does not imply Free. This is a reprise of Richard Stallman’s refrain that one
should think of “free” as in “free speech,” not as in “free beer”.
- Open has political implications which we seek to avoid. This process should help
all institutions manage the making of data available.
Find our initial study of the City of Cape Town's Open Data
Here is the Open Data App:
We have included an Open Data score here. At the moment
we have ranked all documents with a score of 50%. We are looking
at an accepted standard to rank a document in terms of openness.
Any ranking will include machine readability.
Here are two interesting examples of an index:
World Wide Web Foundation - Open Data Barometer
The Open Data Barometer can be found
The meaning of the symbols is
Detailed government budget
Detailed government spend
Public transport timetables
Health sector performance
Primary and secondary education performance
National Environment statistics
National election results
Global Open Data Index
Another useful index is here.