“The disconnect between the massive operational potential that open data holds and government’s slow movement toward harnessing it can be explained simply.”
“Government thinks open data is an add-on that boosts transparency, but it’s more than that. Open data isn’t a $2 side of guacamole that adds flavor to the burrito. It’s the restaurant’s mission statement.”
In his article, Colin Wood suggests 6 ideas that can help government understand the power behind their own data.