• Compleet: alle openbare data en informatie• Primair: brongegevens, niet geaggregeerd• Tijdig: zo snel als kan, om nu te behouden• Toegankelijk: voor iedereen, voor elk legaal gebruik, zonder (fin.) drempels• Machine leesbaar: voor automatische verwerking• Non-discriminatoir: zonder opgaaf v. reden, zonder registratie• Open standaarden: zodat het format geen drempel is• Open licentie: geen beperking o.b.v. auteurswet, databankenwet, of geheimhouding
What Kroes has to say about it…Turning Government data into gold
• Making it a general rule that all documents made accessible by public sector bodies can be re-used for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, unless protected by third party copyright;• Establishing the principle that public bodies should not be allowed to charge more than costs triggered by the individual request for data (marginal costs); in practice this means most data will be offered for free or virtually for free, unless duly justified.• Making it compulsory to provide data in commonly- used, machine-readable formats, to ensure data can be effectively re-used.• Introducing regulatory oversight to enforce these principles;• Massively expanding the reach of the Directive to include libraries, museums and archives for the first time; the existing 2003 rules will apply to data from such institutions.
• Costs too much• No business case• Has commercial value• It could breach privacy• Its classified• Its not ours and we dont know whose it is• Unsure about quality• We dont know where it is• Its not our job• Its not in a useful format• Im not authorised• People will misuse it• The minister will lose reputation• Its not ready yet• The department will lose reputation• Files are too large• We dont have enough bandwidth• Thin edge of the wedge 9 november 2011
• Can find it but cannot access it• It is out of date / too old• We only have it on paper• We dont know if were allowed to do it legally• Our Secretary says no• Weve never done it before• We dont know why anyone would want it• Dont see the value• Dont have time / resources• They can FOI it• Well release it (but 90% redact it)• It is incomplete• It is incorrect• Commercially sensitive• Mosaic theory – could put it together with other• People would focus on the wrong things• It may cause unnecessary public discussion• We cant confirm or deny we collect it 9 november 2011
• We know the data is wrong, and people will tell us where it is wrong, then wed waste resources inputting the corrections people send us• Our IT suppliers will charge us a fortune to do an ad hoc data extract• Our website cannot hold files this large• its not ours and we dont have authorisation from the data owner• Weve already published the data (but its unfindable/unusable)• People may download and cache the data and it will be out of date when they reuse it• We dont collect it regularly• Too many people will want to download it, which will cause our servers to fail• People would get upset 9 november 2011