At an ISHub meet-up in 2010 (the pre-cursor to Open for Change) we looked at the idea of a data portability pledge. The more generic version would we to have a "pledge to be open". Something that has been done before:
The idea was floated at ODDC to encourage organizations to maintain a page on their websites at the /open URL which explains in clear language their Open Data policies and how to get at the data.
Several organizations already do this, including the White House (http://whitehouse.gov/open), World Bank (http://worldbank.org/open) and the City of Toronto (http://toronto.ca/open), but it is not a standard.
Let’s talk about it – what do you think should be on every SlashOpen page? What are some good examples to follow? Would it be useful to have a search engine or directory of SlashOpen pages? Would you put a SlashOpen badge on your site to help spread the Open Data movement?
We love to support this idea, and perhaps work towards a leaderboard as done by the US Government!
So here is a placeholder for our Open for Change /open page, and a pledge to make an open pledge ourselves :-)
Open Data for Development Camp
At the Open Data for Development Camp, several participating organisations presented data sets for people to work on.