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Government

The Fair Tax, sales tax, cloud-based data, unique name spaces, etc.

Various Governments across the world have started on making public sector data open.Read the blog posts about the efforts of US , UK , Australian , Netherlands and New Zealand Government  and concerns in Canada.Sir Tim Berners-Lee , father of web have written about the design issues in putting the Government data online.There is an eGovernment Interest Group at W3C working to explore how to improve access to government through better use of the Web and achieve better government transparency using open Web standards at any government level (local, state, national and multi-national).They have produced a working draft on Publishing Open Government Data.

As a result, more and more government data is being made open and exciting applications being built upon them.For more Information and Government datasets visit

US

http://data-gov.tw.rpi.edu/wiki/The_Data-gov_Wiki , http://www.recovery.gov/Pages/home.aspx ,http://data.gov

AUSTRALIA

http://gov2.net.au/

NEW ZEALAND

http://open.org.nz/ , http://data.govt.nz/