Data.gov.sg launch

The recent launch of data.gov.sg, the Singapore Government’s initiative to open up data from key ministries, while not comprehensive enough for my liking, is still a positive step in the right direction. Although some of the data sets are currently unavailable (requiring users to request for it via email) and others come in non-developer friendly formats like PDFs, I hope that as time goes by, these would be properly resolved.

Let us move towards a transparent government where citizens can play an active role in shaping policies with the help of free information. Personally, I am quite hopeful that this will eventually happen.