Public Service data and content play an increasingly important role in the digital economy. The Government has embraced the vision of the Power of Information Task Force and, in respect of important data sources for innovation, such as geospatial data, agencies are significantly improving access to data and clearer licensing pathways from innovation to large scale commercial use.
Pretty powerful stuff and I wholeheartedly agree that data provided by government can play a huge role in spurring further innovation, but particularly so if offered as free both as in cost and as in liberty. And from what I saw at this year’s OpenTech, I know that some
ust a quick note to say that I’ll be speaking tomorrow afternoon about the Open Database Licnence and Open Data at this year’s OpenTech in London. Stop by and say hi.
Some of you may be interested in our final report for the DataShare project, available at http://ie-repository.jisc.ac.uk/336/. We have also ‘published’ our final deliverable, Policy-making for Research Data in Repositories: A Guide, which is intended to be used as a decision-making and planning tool for institutions with digital repositories in existence or in development that are considering adding research data to their digital collections.http://www.disc-uk.org/docs/guide.pdf