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Open Source, Open Standards, Open Data

We need something like Vancouver is doing. See this http://www.straight.com/article-220944/city-vancouver-set-back-open-source-open-standards-open-data Here is draft language THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Austin endorses the principles of: • Open and Accessible Data - the City of Austin will freely share with citizens, businesses and other jurisdictions the greatest amount of data possible while respecting ...more »

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Can the LEADERS of OA share HOW this could possibly work for development beyond idea generation?

The Open Austin plan. First off it’s not a plan. It’s a creative use of an idea generation and capture platform called IdeaScale. What Mr. Hurley and company did was launch a “campaign” to Open Source the City’s website really without a PLAN or any INFRASTRUCTURE to make that potential plan a reality. Here are my points that I posted on the OpenAustin Facebook page once it launched. I’m not sure the logic is sound on ...more »

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