Data.gov in crisis: the open data movement is bigger than just one site—The Guardian Blog

About two years ago, Data.gov launched as a big step towards government transparency and accountability. A few months later, New York and San Francisco released their own data sites for detailed, city-specific data, and Data.gov.uk launched not too long after. Needless to say, a movement for open government was building momentum, and the popularity of data itself in other sectors continues to rise.