Sunlight Foundation – Opening up open data policy: Introducing Open Data Policies Decoded

At the Sunlight Foundation, we care about open government data and want to provide tools to empower advocates — both inside and outside the public sector — to improve and spread the public policy that is making it possible. However, there remains a glaring barrier to easily comparing and analyzing open data reforms across jurisdictions: Ironically, open data policy itself is not available as structured, machine-readable open data.

You heard right. Open data policy is not open, But as part of our involvement in the What Works Cities initiative, we're striving to change that through an exciting new collaboration with our friends at the State Decoded and the OpenGov Foundation. We’re proud to introduce to you Open Data Policies Decoded, now in public beta. (Explore the GitHub repo here as well.) Here’s a bit about what we are doing and why. Continue…