Transparency 2.0

What problem are you solving?:

Transparency, easy of access to public information, structured ways of
presenting information and publishing, intruding open standards and
free software to present government and public data and information.
Basically the standard Application Interface part of TheyWorkForYou to
various important governmental institutions, ministries and agencies,
that have online presence and offer some kind of electronic way of
publishing information on their web sites, web services and structured

Describe your idea:

Make a central API that will be similar to the API of the
TheyWokrForYou project, we will need to parse and scrape the
government website, the assembly website ( the project for Podobro
sobranie will provide the content), ministries and governmental
agencies, courts and public institutions.

We will design, develop and host the interface, that will expose
standard function calls that will have implementations in Python,
Ruby, Java that will allow third party web services, web sites and
applications to use this data.

Primarily the focus will be to proved the information on our site, and
the API so they will be used by news agencies, journalists and
citizens to query and gather the data in JSON, HTML, REST, TXT etc.

What country will this operate in?: Macedonia

Who are you?:

Free Software Macedonia is a non-profit organization that works with Free Software as in freedom in the Republic of Macedonia. FSM is dedicated to promotion of Free Software, creating awareness of both the economic and socio-ethical context of Free software especially for a developing country such as Macedonia.

FSM was established in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia in 2002. It is the only NGO in the country that deals with the issues of Free Software. Also, Free Software Macedonia works on issues related to Open Standards and Free Culture.

We are running the KIKA hacklab in Skopje, we are looking for interesting public projects that we can deliver to the citizens and that will help us to pay the rent for our hacklab.

We would like to use our technical skills and expertise to help free the information and data to be accessible to the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia.