Hiding the Public’s Data

By Deane Barker on December 11, 2008

OpenCorporations.org – Closed Forever: A nice rant by Dan James that echos my feelings about the[Open|Closed]Corporations.com situation perfectly.

This is public data. This is data that not only should be available to the public, it should be made available with no barriers and in a useful manner. By trying to hide the data it indicates there is a reason to hide the data. Either there are some shady things going on in the data, the government simply believes that we, the general public, aren’t intelligent enough to parse the data

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