Working Group

### The Open Government Working Group is a group for everyone interested in Open Government Data.

### The Working Group’s purpose is to:

* Act as a central point of reference for people who are interested in Open Government Data.
* Develop principles for making official information legally and technically open
* Document the background and status of initiatives to make official information open in different countries
* Support the development of open government data catalogues around the world, and ensure different platforms are technically interoperable.

To get involved, join the Open Government Mailing List. Please also visit the WGs Wiki.

 

## Current Projects:

### The Open Data Handbook
The [Open Data Handbook](http://opendatahandbook.org/) is a guide for everyone interested in Open Data. It discuss the why, what and how of Open Government Data. The Handbook has been put together by a team of contributors from the Open Government Working Group. To contribute material, add a translation or suggest improvements, join the [Open Data Handbook Mailing List](http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/open-data-handbook)

### Principles for Open Government Data
Guidelines on making government data open, building on the Open Knowledge Definition, are being developed at: http://www.opendefinition.org/government/

### Open Government Data Catalogues
Support development of open government data catalogues around the world, and ensure different platforms are technically interoperable. Work will include:

* Technical support for setting up instances of CKAN in countries around the world
* Introductory guide to open government data catalogues

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *