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[ontolog-forum] (Open?) Data as Mediated by Access to Information Reques

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From: Ali Hashemi <ali@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2011 19:50:30 -0400
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This insightful post considers the burden placed on government resources by mediating access to data behind Access to Information acts, and how current trends indicate this can become a noticeable drain. I suspect this would be of interest to the Linked Open Data crowd. I paste below the first two paragraphs, follow the link for the entire post.

David Eaves wrote:

I've been doing a lot of thinking about access to information, and am working on a longer analysis, but in the short term I wanted to share two graphs - graphs that outline why Access to Information (Freedom of Information in the United States) is unsustainable and will, eventually, need to be radically rethought.

First, this analysis is made possible by the enormous generosity of the Canadian Federal Information Commissioners Office which several weeks ago sent me a tremendous amount of useful data regarding access to information requests over the past 15 years at the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS).




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