Obama touts free and open data, says it creates jobs | ComputerWorld

As the government cuts its own employment, federal agencies are trying to stimulate job creation by making vast amounts of government data freely available.

The Obama administration says that its Data.gov initiative, started in 2009, is creating jobs and providing fodder for start-ups. …

Use of Data.gov has been on the rise. In May, 2013, the site had 213,000 visitors, more than double the number of visitors from the year-ago month.