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Raimondo Iemma - Open Government Data in Italy - may 2012
Raimondo Iemma - Open Government Data in Italy - may 2012
Raimondo Iemma - Open Government Data in Italy - may 2012
Raimondo Iemma - Open Government Data in Italy - may 2012
Raimondo Iemma - Open Government Data in Italy - may 2012
Raimondo Iemma - Open Government Data in Italy - may 2012
Raimondo Iemma - Open Government Data in Italy - may 2012
Raimondo Iemma - Open Government Data in Italy - may 2012
Raimondo Iemma - Open Government Data in Italy - may 2012
Raimondo Iemma - Open Government Data in Italy - may 2012
Raimondo Iemma - Open Government Data in Italy - may 2012
Raimondo Iemma - Open Government Data in Italy - may 2012
Raimondo Iemma - Open Government Data in Italy - may 2012
Raimondo Iemma - Open Government Data in Italy - may 2012
Raimondo Iemma - Open Government Data in Italy - may 2012
Raimondo Iemma - Open Government Data in Italy - may 2012
Raimondo Iemma - Open Government Data in Italy - may 2012
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Raimondo Iemma - Open Government Data in Italy - may 2012

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  • 1. Open Government Data in Italy:state-of-the-art and future challenges Raimondo Iemma NEXA Center for Internet & Society Politecnico di Torino http://nexa.polito.it This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license 3.0 Unported.
  • 2. NEXA Center vs OpenGovData● LAPSI thematic network / www.lapsi-project.eu● Open-DAI project / www.open-dai.eu● EVPSI project / www.evpsi.org● Piemonte Region policy support (dati.piemonte.it)
  • 3. What is Government Data? Public Sector Information (Directive 98/2003/EC) All information held by a public sector organisation, i.e. agovernment department or any entity which is majorityowned and/or controlled by a Public Administration → as a direct outcome of its institutional mandate (e.g.firm registry); → as a by-product of the public task (e.g. list of postalcodes).
  • 4. What does Open Data mean? “A piece of content or data is open if anyone is free touse, reuse, and redistribute it - subject only, at most, tothe requirement to attribute and share-alike” [Open Data definition provided by the Open KnowledgeFoundation]→ technological aspects, meaning that datasets aremachine readable and made available in open formats[ref. 5-stars model by Tim Berners-Lee]; → legal aspects, meaning that datasets are not subjectto intellectual property rights or other legal constraintspreventing from copy, redistribution and reuse.
  • 5. OPEN GOVERNMENT DATA =PUBLIC SECTOR INFORMATIONMADE AVAILABLE FOR REUSE AS OPEN DATA
  • 6. “Web entrepreneurs assemble and sellcontent and applications and advertising,based on data. With those efforts theymake our lives more convenient and theykeep authorities accountable.”Neelie Kroes (Open Data strategy launch, 12th dec2011)
  • 7. The objectives of the PSI Directive areto “facilitate the creation of Community-wide information products and servicesbased on PSI, to enhance an effectivecross-border use of PSI by privatecompanies for added-value informationproducts and services and to limitdistortions of competition on theCommunity market.”PSI Directive, recital #25
  • 8. Creation of services that reuse Open GovData (integration of different sources,mashups, etc.)
  • 9. Some players use (Open) Gov Data as aresource to provide services- Business information- Consultancy- Business intelligence
  • 10. No-profit projects, usually peer-produced(and bottom-up), aimed at enhancingtransparency and efficiency.
  • 11. And also: - Live applications - Visualisations - Catalogues - Data journalism - (...)
  • 12. As of now... Some tangible commitment at European, national andlocal level:● EU Open Data Package; EU open data portal; EU opendata license.● Open Data web catalogues, e.g. http://data.gov.uk● Open Data communities
  • 13. As of now... Still most of the PSI is not yet Open Data, for severalreasons:● benefits are not perceived;● ongoing agreements with third parties;● funding schemes tbd;● cultural barriers;● ...
  • 14. In Italy● PSI principles adopted by Law (Dlgs 196 / 2006)●PSI portals + Open Data strategies at differentadministrative levels ● dati.gov.it (National platform) ● dati.piemonte.it (first regional portal) ● opendata.comune.fi.it (local level, Florence) ● dati.camera.it (Linked Open Data)●Public consultation on the Digital Agenda, includingOpen Data as a topic / http://adi.ideascale.com● Map of the Italian legislation on Open Data http://g.co/maps/xhz59● Apps competition ended in April: www.appsforitaly.org
  • 15. Open Gov Data in Italy: somefigures (as of April 2012) Datastores Licensing Credits: dati.gov.it, FormezPA
  • 16. 4 tips to knock on doors...● Identify the data you need (and their holders)● Reuse communities enable critical mass● Ask for legal and technical interoperability: → licensing schemes (enabling reuse) → open formats● Key concept: available for someone should meanavailable for everyone [some data have been already released to specificplayers, e.g. Google for transport data]
  • 17. Thank you! Raimondo Iemma NEXA Center for Internet & Society Politecnico di Torino http://nexa.polito.it raimondo.iemma[AT]polito.itThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license 3.0 Unported.

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