[CivicAccess-discuss] Fwd: DataBC (Beta) is now live.
Tracey P. Lauriault
tlauriau at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 13:19:06 EDT 2011
It is good to have home grown, even better to build on international
examples to foster greater legal and policy interoperability.
Canadian 'open data' licencing is a balkanized system. What is legal in one
town or province/territory conflicts with another or other levels of
government and also internationaly. Even apps developers are closing their
apps and selling them with open data inside them, hardly in keeping with the
ideas of openness - $ could be made with open source apps using open data -
apps licencing and open data licencing.
It would be really great if we could encourage cities, provinces,
territories, national departments and agencies to work more closely with
CIPPIC and with each other to aim towards some sort of unity in licensing
and understandings of what openness really is. The UK, New Zealand and
Australia are examples of this type of CC licensing. They are Westminster
systems like Canada's and we could embrace something like this if only we
worked together more and worked with the public legal agencies that can best
lead us toward better licensing. Open data citizens, I would argue, need to
foreground licencing along with their hackfest ideals & apps development
I know this is a dry read, and that I have mentioned it on numerous
occasions, but worth reading nonetheless -
On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 1:02 PM, Michael Mulley
<michael at michaelmulley.com>wrote:
> In particular, I read the license the data is available under and
> started grinning. It's based on the UK opengov license, but it's a
> custom BC version, which in this case may be good: a homegrown
> Canadian example, created by a provincial government. David Eaves
> wrote more this morning:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Pamela MacDonald <pamelamacd at gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 12:51 PM
> Subject: [OpenDataBC] DataBC (Beta) is now live.
> To: OpenDataBC <opendatabc at googlegroups.com>
> The Province has launched their new site and included the first
> release of datasets in the link above.
> CivicAccess-discuss mailing list
> CivicAccess-discuss at civicaccess.ca
Tracey P. Lauriault
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