USA: Offene Regierungsdaten sind immer noch nicht fit für kommerzielle Anwendungen
Im dritten Jahr von data.gov gibt es noch wesentliche Hürden um den - in den Offenen Regierungsdaten georteten - Schatz, für die Wirtschaft brauchbar zur Verfügung zu stellen. Joseph Marks von nextgov.com hat einige Stimmen aus diesbezüglichen Unternehmen eingefangen.
The government launched its massive data set trove Data.gov in 2009 with a clear mission: to put information the government was gathering anyway into the hands of private sector and nonprofit Web and mobile app developers.
Once that data was out, the White House imagined, developers would set about turning it into useful products--optimizing Census Bureau statistics for marketers; Commerce Department data for exporters; and Housing and Urban Development Department information for building contractors, mortgage brokers and insurance adjusters.
When necessary, the government also would be able to prime the pump with agency-sponsored code-a-thons and app development competitions sponsored through Challenge.gov, a White House initiative that paid out $38 million to prize-winning developers during its first year, which ended in September.
But turning government data into private sector products has proved more complicated in practice.