Wired has an article about an informal group of NASA insiders and outsiders trying to free NASA data:

A bunch of data nerds from inside and outside NASA will gather at a house in Cupertino, California called the Rainbow Mansion this Saturday to hack through the agency’s data jungles.

The event isn’t NASA-sponsored. None of the bureaucracy is involved at all. Instead, the event is being coordinated by a small group of people who just love the space program and want to help open up the agency’s troves of information.

I find several aspects of the article that are fascinating—opening up NASA data, the Sunlight Foundation’s Great American Hackathon, and TinyApps (motto: “Never spend more than 4 hours on the first release.”).