Posts Categorized: open data

Nationwide Coalition of City Officials and Civic Technologists Announce Free Law Founders Movement to Reinvent U.S. Lawmaking

Officials from NYC, DC, San Francisco, Chicago & Boston join leaders in civic tech to develop tools that improve every citizen’s ability to access America’s laws, legislation and the legislative process itself on the Internet   (NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO, BOSTON, CHICAGO, WASHINGTON D.C.) -  U.S. open government leaders today announced the formation of The Free Law […]

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Setting the Standards for US Open Legal Data

The majority of  ”open data” published online by US city and state governments really isn’t open data at all.  It’s a virtually useless, disorganized mess.  Why?  Lead America Decoded developer Bill Hunt breaks down the growing problem on The OpenGov Foundation blog, and makes the case for the adoption of a flexible, clear and useable standard […]

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Announcing the AmLegal Decoder: A Free Tool to Publish Laws Seamlessly Online in Ridiculously Useful Open Data Formats

Benefits of “Decoded Law” Now Available to Residents of All 2,000 American Legal Cities   CINCINNATI, OH / WASHINGTON, DC—The American Legal Publishing Corporation and The OpenGov Foundation today announced the creation of the AmLegal Decoder, a new tool that seamlessly transforms hard-to-use municipal laws and legal codes into modern, restriction-free and user-friendly open data accessible via the […]

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OpenGov Foundation & Washington, DC Office of Open Government Launch

Our Nation’s Capital Becomes America’s 5th ‘Open Law’ City with New Online Platform that Makes the District’s Laws Accessible and User-Friendly for All WASHINGTON, DC (March 19, 2013) – The non-partisan, non-profit OpenGov Foundation and the Washington, D.C. Board of Ethics and Accountability’s Office of Open Government today announced the launch of, a free […]

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CivSource on the Launch of

Visit CivSource for the full story. OpenGov Foundation Launches March 11, 2014 · by Bailey McCann The OpenGov Foundation is out with a new project designed to open up city and state statutes – Through this new website, citizens, stakeholders and public servants can access, explore and use the municipal laws and legal […]

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America’s Free, Online “Open Law” Library


The America Decoded network helps break down the frustrating barriers that exist between everyday Americans and the most important public information in any city or state – the law itself – by harnessing the latest in website design and open data standards, providing all the expensive tools lawyers use at $0 cost.

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