The Open Government Partnership (OGP) global summit took place in Mexico City last week.
The Partnership is dedicated to making governments everywhere more "open, accountable and responsive to citizens."
A core part of that effort is promoting Open Data.
At the summit, the OGP's leadership invited member countries to commit to a new set of principles, the Open Data Charter, that lays out specific, comprehensive guidelines for open government data.
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