Open Government vs. Open Data

From NextGov:

A new research paper by Harlan Yu and David Robinson does an excellent job of tracing the history of the open government and open data movements and the way the two have been conflated, especially since the beginning of the Obama administration.

The authors do a good job of explaining why reporters and other traditional open government enthusiasts are often frustrated with that conflation and how it may encourage agencies to practice digital transparency only where there's no political downside.