Kraft (Photo by Flickr user Daniel X. O’Neil, used under a Creative Commons license.)
Local governments’ resources pale in comparison to what the federal government has on hand, but could that actually be helping with open data at the local level?
The way the OpenGov Foundation’s Seamus Kraft sees it, local governments are taking the lead on open data, and that’s because of a combination of budget woes, the presence of “civic hackers” and flexibility that leaders have at the local level.
“The vast majority of innovation in producing government information is happening at the local level,” said Kraft, group’s executive director, in an interview with Technocrat. Full story