Archives: December, 2011

WRITTEN ON Thursday, December 8th, 2011 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Uncategorized

IdealGov started in 2004 to talk through the gap between the reality of government IT and smart people’s aspirations of what it could be like. It was a fun conversation, many interesting people listened and took part, but government IT got steadily worse. The archive is there to read (maybe I shd get it bound […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, December 5th, 2011 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Uncategorized

Here’s a note I sent Francis Maude’s office after a Cabinet Office “Industry User Panel” meeting at 70 Whitehall on 28 July. Open data is good The government’s “Open data” agenda, from the “Power of Information” through data.gov.uk to Linked data is an acknowledged success politically and economically. The government is right to seek to […]


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