How the UK is raising the open government bar and setting a new standard


Luke Fretwell is co-founder and CEO of ProudCity, and the founder of GovFresh. He advises civic leaders and businesses on how to best leverage digital strategies to create more effective, collaborative governments. He has written about government IT for Federal Computer Week, NextGov, FedScoop, StateScoop and FierceGovernment, and has been referenced by the Washington Post and Fast Company on civic technology issues. He has worked with a number of government-focused companies and media, including CivicActions, NuCivic and FedScoop and has been involved in broad-focused community efforts, such as GovPress, CityCamp, CivicMeet, Agile Government Leadership and Open Source for America. Connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn.


2 thoughts on “How the UK is raising the open government bar and setting a new standard

  1. When are people going to stop conflating ‘open data’ and government use of ‘open source’ with ‘open government’?  Open Government is far more than ‘transparency’ – it involves citizen engagement and participation in policy making, amongst other things.  Stop perpetuating this corruption of the English language, please.

  2. Great post. First good link I found about other governments since I started collecting info for my city’s open government initiatives. I love this site’s design too. I’d love this set up, the fonts look nice too.