White House Begins Open Sourcing Data.gov, By J. Nicholas Hoover, Information Week (December 05, 2011).
The Obama administration has begun to open source pieces of the Data.gov platform and plans to launch a full-scale open source project early next year. This open data platform–called Data.gov-in-a-box–will allow other governments to easily stand up their own versions of Data.gov.
Data.gov developer and General Services Administration software architect Chris Musialek last Wednesday posted to open source development site Github some early test code for what appears to be a database management system and Web app that will serve as key pieces of Data.gov-in-a-box….
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