[SDI-Europe] Re-Use of Public Sector Information: What Is Actually Happening at the Local Level?
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Tue Jul 10 23:19:35 EDT 2007
Euro Directive on Re-Use of Public Sector Information: What Is Actually Happening at the Local Level?
June 5, 2007
"John Gray has recently been conducting some rather interesting research on the degree of re-use actually being achieved at local government level in the UK pursuant to the Euro Directive on the Re-Use of Public Sector Information (Statutory Instrument SI 2005/1515) which came into force in July 2005. The aim of the directive was to encourage the re-use of public sector information for both commercial and social purposes as part of a wider programme of stimulating the ‘knowledge economy’.
In order to investigate what it is actually happening at the local authority level, John has heroically set about writing to all 426 local authorities. His summary of his results makes interesting reading"... [see link]
Source: Open Knowledge Foundation Weblog
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