San Francisco, the city that’s open for data

“…city officials announced the launch of DataSF.org, a repository for thousands of pieces of information pouring out of local government. “The idea behind the site is to open up San Francisco government and tap into the creative expertise of our greatest resource ā€“ our residents,” said Newsom at the launch in August. He hoped for “a torrent of innovation” such as those on the iPhone and Facebook app platforms…DataSF.org makes publicly available more than 100 data sets from local government, including from the police, the transport authority and public works.”

San Francisco, the city that’s open for data, The Guardian, October 14, 2009.