UK Government data mash-up competition
July 5, 2008 3:56 PM Subscribe
The Power of Information Taskforce is running a competition on the UK Government's behalf, and they have a £20,000 prize fund to develop the best ideas to the next level. You can see the type of thing they are are looking for on their examples page.
There have already been over 100 entries, from a parking fines map of the UK through to a rate my healthcare site.
The project is a small but significant step in the direction of creative collaboration between citizens and government in the UK.
Charles Leadbetter should be pleased. As he said "This conflict between the rising surge of mass collaboration and attempts to retain top down control will be one of the defining battles of our time, from Communist China, to Microsoft's battle with open source and the music industry's desperate rearguard action against the web."
This post was deleted for the following reason: I'm not totally clear on who is running which sites and such, but "The Power of Information Task Force was established by Cabinet Office Minister Tom Watson MP in March 2008." definitely makes this way too close to a self-link to be okay. -- cortex
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