Free Our Data: the blog

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


In today’s Guardian: what the new OPSI rules mean (and don’t mean)

The Office of Public Sector Information has updated (upgraded?) its rules on Click-Use licencing, saying that all government organisations that are not trading funds (ie local government too) should consider opening their source data for free.

Sounds good – but there is a catch: local government is under orders to generate as much revenue as possible. Do the two aims conflict? In Public services now have legal means to open up, Michael Cross examines the latest move as part of the Free Our Data campaign.

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