Towards a Community Data Commons

Hello All,

I wanted to share the article Towards a Community Data Commons by Greg Bloom with you all. It discusses the community resource directory data problem, or the comprehensive knowledge over what organisation provides which services to whom; and suggest a commons approach using interoperable open data.

It originally appeared in Beyond Transparency, a book that is a collection of articles about Open Data published by Code for America. The Book itself is an excellent read and is available here. A highly suggest read, and it somewhat ties with the directory Future Makers Global is currently trying to build. @Alberto

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Read it. Great stuff. It highlights, yet again, the mutual dependency of tech, social contract and financial sustainability (often dependent on “how the market works”, as one of the sources quoted puts it. Let us never forget that. Ever.