Ogden describes dat as “a new initiative that seeks to increase the traction of the open data movement by providing better tools for collaboration.”
In the dat readme, Ogden uses as examples two types of legal data: municipal crime data, and the U.S. House of Representatives’ floor proceedings in XML. So in Ogden’s view, dat can be useful for managing legal data.
Derek Willis has a new post describing dat and its usefulness for open government data.
Ben Balter has a new post commenting on dat.