Next American City has an interesting roundtable interview up on the topics of open data and government information sharing:
When it comes to making cities better, accurate and abundant data are powerful tools. In New Orleans and Detroit, which share many challenges — including vacant property and high crime and poverty — open data can help citizens improve their communities, officials strategize for effective change, and foundations and developers identify investment opportunities.
Have you experienced a drive toward more open data sharing within your own communities? Do you think open data would have an impact on your own municipality?