Three Laws of Open Government Data

  1. 1. If it can’t be spidered or indexed, it doesn’t exist
  2. 2. If it isn’t available in open and machine readable format, it can’t engage
  3. 3. If a legal framework doesn’t allow it to be repurposed, it doesn’t empower

Source: David Eaves, http://eaves.ca/2009/09/30/three-law-of-open-government-data/