There are a couple of additional things that I think are worth drawing out.
I’m aware I’ve been quiet for the past few months. This isn’t because nothing interesting has been going on — rather the opposite. It’s been difficult to get a chance to sit down and write about the work I’ve been doing, when actually doing the work has been taking up so much time.
Most of my time has been spent on the new legislation.gov.uk website and its underlying API. There’s so much to say about this project that I hardly know where to start, so I’ll just try to do an overview and we can take it from there. Let me know what you’re interested in.
In the Linked Data world, we talk a lot about having URIs that are identifiers for things, and making them HTTP URIs so that they can be dereferenced and people can find more information about those things.
The Free Our Bills campaign was launched recently in the UK. Some of the comments I’ve seen about the campaign makes me think that it might be helpful if people understood more about how Bills and legislation get published in the UK. I thought I’d offer a bit of background based on my experience (though there are many people with more intimate knowledge of the processes involved; perhaps they’ll correct me when I get it wrong).