Announcing the Global Open Data Initiative | Global Open Data Initiative
"As partners we are extremely excited to announce the Global Open Data Initiative (GODI); an action to share principles and resources for governments and societies on how to best harness the opportunities created by opening government data. With this initiative we intend to provide a roadmap of policies and institutions that governments can use to build meaningful new open data reforms and initiatives, based on the successes of others. The formalized collaboration is motivated by the fact that each of our organizations are in different and complementary ways focused on developing tools and ideas to help build locally and globally sustainable open data ecosystems. Putting our strengths and networks together in the Global Open Data Initiative is a natural step towards intensifying these efforts. At this point we are still in an early stage, but have identified six key areas of action:  Serve as a global guiding voice on open data issues  Provide a leading vision for how governments approach open data  Increase awareness of open data  Support the development of the global open data community  Amplify and broaden the evidence base for open data  Gather and strengthen existing resources Read more in detail about these areas in the Our Work section. Announcing the Global Open Data Initiative has been publicized in variations on all partner blogs: Web Foundation, Sunlight Foundation, Open Institute, Open Knowledge Foundation, and – in Spanish – Fundar. We cordially invite your participation and input, so please sign up to the discussion list or get in touch via the contact form."