We (Automattic) hosted an event today with Mayor Gavin Newsom for the beta launch of DataSF.org.
Really smart initiative around providing public data to the citizens of San Francisco:
The new web site will provide a clearinghouse of structured, raw and machine-readable government data to the public in an easily downloadable format. For example, there will be updated crime incident data from the police department and restaurant inspection data from the Department of Public Health. The initial phase of the web site includes more than 100 datasets, from a range of city departments, including Police, Public Works, and the Municipal Transportation Agency
The Mayor, Matt Mullenweg, and Tim O’Reilly all spoke about the need and benefit of Open Source and Open Data. I’m exited to help and see how this progresses.
Here is a quick pic from a few minutes ago: