Here at McBlawg, I've covered Open Access related issues fairly extensively.
This is my first post relating specifically to Open Data however (although this has been alluded to in some links on previous posts).
Cue the good folks at The Sunlight Foundation (who I first became aware of here back in 2007) for the following.
Ten Measures for Transparency Success from Gov 2.0 on Vimeo.
1. Open data: The federal government should make all data searchable, findable and accessible. ...
Quoting from here
"The following video was created at government20club.org 's un-conference "Government 2.0 Camp" and talks about ten factors for effective transparent governance.
Explanation by Andrew Rasiej of personaldemocracy.com/
Live mural graphic by Diane Cline of
Video recorded by twitter.com/corbett3000 's laptop and publish with NO RIGHTS RESERVED".
For further reading about this video and background, please do go here to this post on the Sunlight Foundation's blog.
Here in the UK, we still seem to be somewhat rather behind the times, however and have a lot of work to do:-
UK Parliament, earlier today. They talk a good game but only disclose data by accident.
Bla bla bla bla bla bla bla cough bla bla bla bla bla sniff bla bla bla bla.....
Spotted subject matter via this post on Open Access News.