[euopendata] [open-government] open government data in Belgium - something is finally happening?
Katleen.Janssen at law.kuleuven.be
Wed Sep 28 09:07:13 BST 2011
I fully agree that the portal is not user-friendly. While in the press conference launching the portal, the minister referred to data.gov.uk and data.gov, this portal is only a toned down version, as it does not necessarily offer open data, but is only a true portal in the sense that it refers to the public bodies, which may still have their own conditions. I think there is no explanation of what 'free' is, because they haven't decided yet what they want it to be. Currently they can only work with what is agreed by all public bodies, because a a full blown government choice for open data would require a decision that can only be taken by the new government (who knows, we might actually be getting one in the near future).
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