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Tim Berners-Lee is calling for governments to do more to open up access to the data they collect. Berners-Lee promotes, the UK's government data portal which launched in January. It aims to get developers interested in creating applications to make better use of the information collected by the government. So far …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I wonder what his stance is

    on UK as 'democracy', how open its guvmint is, and the Mandelson-bendover-bill

  2. NB


    I love Sir Tim but does he honestly believe that our political mutant lizard overlords want an informed electorate?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Big Brother

    Of course he does...

    After all, the more data governments make available, the more data there is for his new employer to hoover-up and use...

    After all Google is all-for making data public; unless, of course, it's information about *their* business - then it's "none of your business" !

    [ btw, how come we STILL don't have an 'evil Google' icon? ]

  4. Anonymous Coward

    Yes but...

    What's the cost of Tim Berners Lee to the taxpayer?

    The Web Sciences department / quango is funded by us, ultimately.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Data sharing?

    Isn't data sharing something that as a priority should be made available to the citizens/subjects by their government?

    Just look at UK local authorities enthusiasm to cold shoulder the Sustainable Communities Act 2007.

    The first principle should be: accountability

    Second: openness

    Third: citizen/subject involvement

    All of those may be attained by web based initiatives.

  6. Anonymous Coward

    have an ASBO,

    Is that one of them little robot dogs?

    Just kidding....wankers.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So which data is this then?

    Is this the data created by government organisations that we've paid for and can't have; or is it our personal details that shouldn't be available but are given out wholesale to any unfriendly government that asks for it?

  8. GrandpaChris

    When the iPad

    takes over we will need a country rating standard. Why not good citizen information data?

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