Wednesday, June 10, 2009

You don't need Tim Berners-Lee to open up government data

Brown couldn't resist another eye-catching gimmick in his statement on so-called "Constitutional reform". He's got your actual inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee to help in 'opening up government data to access on the web'.

Well, fair enough. You couldn't get a better person to advise the government on this matter.

But do come off it. The problem hasn't been, and isn't, prettily presenting data on the internet. The problem is prizing the data out of the hands of the government in the first place.

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