Last year SOMUS research consortium was the lead organiser of Finnish application- and idea contest for using the open government data. This year the Internet democracy association (Verkkodemokratiaseura ry.) will take over the lead organizer responsibility and continue with the succesfull concept of organizing the Apps for Democracy contest at the MindTrek conference.
In between will happend lot’s of community building, I hope. As the competition chair from last year, I will help to get the things started and most propably be involved later on at least with the data catalog business.
Some related links:
Patron of the 2009 competition, Jyrki Kasvi’s (Member of the Finnish Parliament) greetings to Apps for Democracy Finland participants