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The public domain and open government data

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Talk on open government data and the public domain given at 3rd Communia Conference: University and Cyberspace: Reshaping Knowledge Institutions for the Networked Age.

Talk on open government data and the public domain given at 3rd Communia Conference: University and Cyberspace: Reshaping Knowledge Institutions for the Networked Age.

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  • 1. The public domain and open government data Communia 2010, Torino th 29 June 2010 Jonathan Gray The Open Knowledge Foundation
  • 2. From books to bits...
  • 3. “Raw Data Now!”
  • 4. Why do we care?
  • 5. European PSI is worth €27 billion (2006, MEPSIR Study)
  • 6. Transparency Accountability Improved public service provision Harnessing external expertise Dynamic two way relationship between citizens and public bodies ...
  • 7. Communia Workshop 5
  • 8. Over 40 recommendations
  • 9. “Make digital upstream non-personal public sector information available at marginal cost (i.e. zero).” Rufus Pollock Open Knowledge Foundation
  • 10. “Free your data, especially maps and other geographic information, plus the non-personal data that drives the police, health and social services.” Tom Steinberg mySociety
  • 11. “Build relationships between civil servants and existing community networks of people interested in re- using government data.” Ton Zijlstra Dutch government consultant
  • 12. Government/citizen driven open government data initiatives: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, UK, US...
  • 13. data.gov.uk
  • 14. UK Government Public Data Principles th (25 June 2010) “Public data will be released under the same open licence which enables free reuse, including commercial reuse”
  • 15. UK Government Public Data Principles th (25 June 2010) “Public data will be freely available to use in any lawful way ”
  • 16. UK Government Public Data Principles th (25 June 2010) “Public bodies should actively encourage the re-use of their public data”
  • 17. jonathan.gray@okfn.org http://twitter.com/jwyg http://identi.ca/jwyg
  • 18. Image credits Monk at Work from Wikimedia Commons Bureaucracy by Kongharald The National Archives by Nick Cooper Work with schools by New York Public Library Images by Otto Neurath and the Isotype Institute from Fulltable OKCon, Rufus Pollock and Participants by jwyg Plumbing Bits by cmurtaugh Harwell Dekatron Computer by MichaelWilson78 Pierre Vivant's Traffic Light Tree by William Warby The Green Light by Ted Percival Online does not equal open by jwyg Lego Bricks by bdesham These slides are available under a Creative Commons Attribution Sharealike License. While most images are available under an open license (see above) some are used for illustrative purposes and rights may be reserved by their creators.

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