Matt Berlin on 18 Feb 2011 13:25:12 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Todd Park speaking about open data, Fri 2/25, 11:30 AM

I used to work in a gov't type job -- health oriented.  Everything seemed to be moving towards linked records.

Just a word of caution: These are gov't people using these systems.  Right now, you can get a list of all children born in a particular state for the past 10 years (wont mention state or organization), their doctors, addresses, parents info, ssn, and health history.  All because someone likes 'password1' as their admin password.

*Unless* people are subject to the will of machines (read *until*), you can always get to the data through the people.

So, YAY! for open data.

- Matt

On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 1:48 PM, Walt Mankowski <> wrote:
On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 01:35:58PM -0500, jeff wrote:
> Line up, Walt.
> You'll get the future you deserve.

I want a future where my government provides open and transparent
access to the anonymous data that it's already collecting. Do I
deserve that?

Anyway, as this doesn't have anything to do with Linux I'll shut up


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