The original concept of Citizen Intelligence has just taken a turn for the better. A big chunk of the non-money making parts of the plan end up being already under development in Project Open Data. This is tremendously good news for Citizen Intelligence. Not having to independently develop these capabilities is a relief and a validation of the need for the company. Citizen Intelligence certainly didn’t lobby for their creation.
Intermediate tools do not solve the problem of stuffing the necessary information into the time available to oversee your governments. It certainly makes solving the problems quicker and cheaper.