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James McKinney

Open North
Canada
James McKinney is the Executive Director of Open North, a Canadian nonprofit that creates websites to promote government transparency and civic participation. With respect to open data standards, James was a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Government Linked Data Working Group, which produced the Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT), and was a consultant to the Web Foundation for the Open Contracting Data Standards. He is the editor of the Popolo specifications, which have been adopted by dozens of civil society organizations to develop reusable, interchangeable, composable open source software through networks like Poplus and Open Civic Data. He is a frequent contributor to open data standardization efforts.