Politwoops, the site that saved and republished tweets first published and later deleted by politicians, may get back its access to the Twitter API. After disabling Politwoops' developer accounts this summer, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey last week hinted that the company might restore access to the Twitter streams.
CKAN, the most commonly used software platform to build open data portals, now supports responsive designs. This interface technology automatically provides a uniform experience to visitors viewing and navigating websites, from large screens (i.e. desktop monitors) to small (i.e. mobile phones).
Read more: Sweden contributes responsive design interface to CKAN software
The UK parliamentary Speaker's Commission on Digital Democracy just published its 'Open Up!' report. This report contains five targets for parliament, with 34 associated recommendations and actions to catalyse participation in politics using digital technology.
Read more: Speaker's Commission urges UK House of Commons to open up
This summer, Spain renewed its law on the re-use of public sector information. The amended law, originally dating from 2007, now implements the European 'Directive 2003/98/EC on the Re-use of Public Sector Information' (i.e. the PSI Directive).
Read more: Spain renews legislation on re-use of public sector information
The European Committee on Democracy and Governance (CDDG) recently organised its second Workshop on e-Democracy and e-Governance. The theme of the workshop was the "Current state of use of electronic tools in the context of citizens' participation", focussing on the work of the Council of Europe and its standards in relation to e-Democracy, e-Governance as well as the internet.
Read more: Second CDDG Workshop on internet tools for citizens' participation