The potential of new technology for advancing transparency and open government was the theme of the Open Up! conference on November 13th in London. Co-hosted by Omidyar Network and DFID in association with Wired magazine, the event brought together an impressive group of leading technologists, private sector innovators and civil society practitioners to galvanise action
This guest blog by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and founder of the World Wide Web Foundation, was originally posted on Wired.co.uk. Originally, the acute frustration which led me to invent the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989 was all about documents. The frustration was that all kinds of documents were sitting in
Making All Voices Count: A Grand Challenge for Development (MAVC) brings together the Department for International Development (DFID), US Agency for International Development (USAID), Omidyar Network (ON) and other funders to create a Fund in the region of US$30-35 million, to support innovation, scaling-up and research in the use of technology to support open government and
The Internet has a democratization effect. Not only does it empower citizens to participate but also governments to understand and address real needs. Projects can be catalyzed and legitimize through openness, accountability and collaboration.