[smc-discuss] Fyi: [open-government] New Open Government Platform code released

Anivar Aravind anivar at movingrepublic.org
Wed Dec 7 08:04:03 PST 2011

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From: Holm, Jeanne M (1760) <jeanne.m.holm at jpl.nasa.gov>
Date: 2011/12/5
Subject: [open-government] New Open Government Platform code released
To: "open-government at lists.okfn.org" <open-government at lists.okfn.org>

Hi all--

I wanted you to be among the first to hear about an open source release for
an Open Government Platform at http://www.data.gov/opengovplatform…

Among the actions in the U.S. National Action Plan announced by President
Obama is an effort under the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue to produce
“Data.gov-in-a-Box,” an open source version of the United States’ Data.gov
data portal and India’s India.gov.in document portal. The U.S. and India
are working together to produce an open source version available for
implementation by countries globally, encouraging governments around the
word to stand up open data sites that promote transparency, improve citizen
engagement, and engage application developers in continuously improving
these efforts. Technical teams from the governments of the U.S. and India
have been working together since August of this year, with a planned launch
of a complete open source product (which is now called the Open Government
Platform (OGPL) to reflect its broad scope) in early 2012. Find out
the evolution of this project from the U.S. Chief Information Officer
and Chief Technology Officer.

Check out the Open Government Platform repository on
You'll find here a growing set of open source, open government platform
code that allows any city, organization, or government to create an open
data site.

The first module released is the Data Management System, which provides the
tools and capabilities for an automated process for publishing data in the
Open Government Platform, an open source product designed to facilitate
governments around the world to stand up their own open government data
sites. Any government adopting the Open Government Platform will be able to
download and use the DMS code to submit, approve, and update catalog data
electronically on Open Government Platform websites and view management
metrics reports.

Our next planned release will be from India and related to the web site for
the Open Government Platform.

The U.S. and India will be providing additional modules in the future, and
developers are encouraged to participate, provide feedback, and create new
modules and capabilities!

The teams working on this project are the National Informatics
India and
Data.gov <http://www.data.gov/> in the U.S.

Jeanne Holm
Evangelist, Data.gov
U.S. General Services Administration
Cell: (818) 434-5037
Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn: JeanneHolm

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