Florida currently sits at number four in the list of most expensive auto insurance rates in the country, right behind Washington D.C., Louisiana, and New Jersey. Because of the expense, Florida also sits at number five on the list of most uninsured motorists on the road at nearly 24 percent of drivers on the road without it. Florida auto insurance rates have always been statistically high, so it is never good news to hear that these rates are still climbing. However, Florida auto insurance is increasing. In fact, these rates may be climbing at about a rate of twice-yearly increases since 2009. The climbs are even reflected in nationally large insurance companies such as Geico and State Farm.
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Raw Data Now: Building an Open Data Ecosystem. Rufus Pollock and Jordan Hatcher of the Open Knowledge Foundation have submitted a proposal for a workshop highlighting the great work of the Open Knowledge Foundation, including Where Does My Money Go?, Open Shakespeare, CKAN, the Open Definition, and Open Data Commons (among many many more great projects!). The panel will cover:
- What legal rights apply to databases?
- What tools are available to developers and data publishers involved in public sector data?
- How do I encourage public sector institutions to release data?
- If I’m in the public sector, what’s the best
Ben Lehman and Duncan Bucknell kindly invited me to participate in a podcast as part of their IPThinkTank blog recently, where the focus was Apple and open and closed systems. Any thoughts or feedback, please just let me know.
- My Drawing in Permanent Ink (copyright and tattoos) work from 2007 is now up on SSRN http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=815116) and Gikii conference slide deck on slideshare (http://www.slideshare.net/jordanhatcher/drawing-in-permanent-ink-copyright-law-and-tattoos).
- My slides from BILETA 2007 on anime and copyright (http://www.slideshare.net/jordanhatcher/otaku-and-fansubs-anime-and-copyright) that highlight the themes from my Otaku and Fansubs paper are also up.
My recent two talks at the fantastic Future Everything (http://www.futureeverything.org/) conference are also now up: Open: Rewards and Challenges (http://www.slideshare.net/jordanhatcher/open-rewards-and-challenges-from-an-okf-perspective) and Intro to Open Data Commons
You can also download the PDF direct from here if you like: Thanks to Phil and The Team for a great event! UPDATE. Presentation now on Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/10976207