SunlightLabs wants to open source government data


Sunlight Labs is … focused on digitization of government data and making tools and websites to make it easily accessible.

We’re an open source community of thousands dedicated to using technology to transform government. We focus on transparency- the idea that government can be more effective, more honest, and more accountable when it makes data about its process, operations, and influences available to the public.

ThisWeKnow is one of their projects, currently bringing in data from six government sources so you can explore data about your community. GovStats is another, with easy to understand charts about US economic data.