Is open data a government initiative or are there non-government sites such as Project Gutenberg that are part of open data? How does a "featured site" work? Is it somehow linked to data.gov, or does it operate independently?

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While open government initiatives are often led by governments and their agencies, non-governmental groups are participating in open government programs.

Resources: https://www.whitehouse.gov/open http://www.opengovpartnership.org/

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