Open Data Executive Order

This news was quite exciting for the data community and it should be for researchers as well. See the tweets in reaction to this:

The Reaction on Twitter

Here’s the Executive Order:

Open Data Policy – Managing Information as An Asset
May 9, 2013

And a White House blog post about it:

Landmark Steps to Liberate Open Data
Todd Park and Steve VanRoekel | White House Blog
May 9, 2013

And here’s the Project Open Data website:

Project Open Data

This event also got some coverage in the popular news. Here’s the pros and cons via the Wall Street Journal:

‘Open Data’ Brings Potential And Perils for Government
Ben Rooney | Wall Street Journal
May 9, 2013

Here’s the rest of the coverage in the popular press:

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