9 Models To Scale Open Data – Past, Present And Future

Francis Irving | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | July 18, 2013

The possibilities of open data have been enthralling us for 10 years.

I came to it through wanting to make Government really usable, to build sites like TheyWorkForYou.

But that excitement isn’t what matters in the end.

What matters is scale – which organisational structures will make this movement explode?

Whether by creating self-growing volunteer communities, or by generating flows of money.

This post quickly and provocatively goes through some that haven’t worked (yet!) and some that have.