Open Budgets: A platform for accessible and meaningful budgetary data
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Open Budgets is a web app and web API for storing, accessing, visualizing and comparing budgetary data.
The 1.0 release of Open Budgets was developed as a platform for budgetary data of municipalities in Israel. The primary goals being a standardized way to store such data for all municipalities, and for users to be able to make comparative analysis of such data.
The code is not tied to anything in particular with the Israeli municipality use case - Open Budgets is ready for use with any "entity structure" that declares budgets, and potential value can be gained from comparative analysis. Examples could be other governmental systems, large organizations in the non-profit sector, corporations, state university systems, and so on.
Open Budgets is open source software and licensed under a BSD license.
Open Budgets is a project of HaSadna (the Public Knowledge Workshop), a non-profit organization in Israel dedicated to data transparency in government.
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Ways to contribute
You can contribute to the project in a number of ways:
**Write some code**: https://github.com/hasadna/openmuni-budget
**Read the docs**: http://open-budgets.readthedocs.org/
**Play with the demo**: http://dev.openmuni.org.il/
**Tackle an open issues**: https://github.com/hasadna/openmuni-budget/issues
**Make some translations**: https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/open-budgets/
**Start a discussion**: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/hasadna-dev
If you want to get up and running:
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