I wonder what his stance is
on UK as 'democracy', how open its guvmint is, and the Mandelson-bendover-bill
Tim Berners-Lee is calling for governments to do more to open up access to the data they collect. Berners-Lee promotes data.gov.uk, 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 …
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? ]
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
Third: citizen/subject involvement
All of those may be attained by web based initiatives.