EC Open Data Portal: call for tenders

The European Commission has taken a new step in realizing a European Data Portal.

The purpose of this tender is the purchase of services:

– To develop and administer a web portal to act as single point of access to data sets produced and held by European Commission services (and by extension to data sets produced and held by other European Institutions/bodies and other public bodies);

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Open Data: the budget of the Municipality of Faenza

Although leopard-colored, the op-ed mode of openness dates to the boot.

Far from being a widespread practice in government – whose issue will return with thoughts targeted – qualcheduna of variations of open data is also becoming a requirement of some local authorities, by virtue of that triad ” Transparency, evaluation and merit” that the Italian legislature has laid down the general principles to be informed of the administrative activity.

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Open Data: I did not understand anything. Is Italian zeitgeist ignorant?

The people say that when alms are generous, the people are distrustful.

And here’s what to worry about. The alms that abound in Italy are a meme: open date. A mystification, a dissemination of information not based on the precious knowledge of facts, intentional dissemination – is the concrete risk of dragging Italy into a dangerous position.

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Forecasts 2011: Linked Open Data for MuseoTorino. Best wishes!

Much of the really useful information has always been hidden in various systems around the world, and even the largest institutes have been reluctant to share their results. Most of the public data was not made available under license with redistribution permission. This is the past.

We come to the present: in several parts of the globe we have witnessed the data release actions of some activists who have become, in fact,  Robin Hood of open data !

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