Data.gov managers are now making available the open-source version of its open data portal that would allow governments across the globe to stand up similar information transparency gateways.
According to a GCN article, the company is working with the National Informatics Centre of the Indian government in developing the Open Government Platform, which is an open source back end that could be adapted by other nations.
Jeanne Holm, Data.gov’s evangelist and chief knowledge officer of NASA‘s jet propulsion lab, said the company is now getting close to releasing the first complete package of the OGPL. She added that just like any open source capability, their code is as strong as its community and that they appreciate those who have downloaded the code, provided feedback and helped in testing it.
The Ghanan and Canadian governments also reportedly have plans to use the software in improving their open government programs in 2013.
Canada originally launched the open data portal as a pilot project in March 2011 and around 273,000 datasets from 21 participating agencies have been uploaded to the portal since then.