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Microsoft unveils Open Government Data Initiative

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Microsoft has unveiled its Open Government Data Initiative, and will be releasing a collection of software assets that allow government agencies and developers to publish and interact with their data in Windows Azure, a cloud computing platform.

According to Microsoft, Open Government Data Initiative (OGDI) provides an internet-standards-based approach to house existing public government data in Windows Azure. The approach makes the data accessible in a programmatic manner that uses open, industry-standard protocols and application programming interfaces.

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