Free Our Data: the blog

A Guardian Technology campaign for free public access to data about the UK and its citizens


Archive for March, 2006

Today in The Guardian: readers respond to the start of the campaign

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Today’s Guardian Technology has a followup article based on readers’ responses to the previous article. Called “What price information”, it gives a picture of the reaction – which has almost all been favourable. Got a comment? Please go ahead.

Ordnance Survey replies to “Give us back our crown jewels”

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

The Ordnance Survey has sent us a detailed reply to the first campaign article. You can read it in the articles section. Got a comment on their comments? Put it below.

Terrible design? Yes, sorry

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

Yes, we know the layout doesn’t quite work – we should have had things like the Free our data logo logo on the side here all the time, and so on and so forth. Anyone who knows how to hack a WordPress theme file so that it will (1) include images like the above in the top, and (2) match the colours and (3) give us our own footer like the other pages is welcome to comment here.
In the meantime, if you’d like to take a copy of the image for your site, and link back to this site or to the original Guardian article or the followup article, then please do

Welcome to the Free Our Data campaign blog

Monday, March 13th, 2006

Welcome to the Free Our Data blog – a campaign started by the Guardian’s Technology supplement. If you don’t know about it, read Give us back our crown jewels, the article that kicked it off on March 9 2006.