UK Gov't Throws Open Data For Mashups; Offers Prize Money For Best Results

from the about-time dept

We were just complaining about the fact that governments should be exposing APIs on certain government data so that people can create more useful services out of them — and it appears that someone in the UK was having similar thoughts. The government is now opening up a bunch of data to whoever wants to play with it. Not only is the gov’t encouraging people to make mash-ups with the data, it’s actually offering cash prizes to those who come up with the best results. Nice to see a government doing something smart.

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