[od-discuss] [open-government] New 'open' NC license from UK Government?

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Aug 2 09:49:40 BST 2011


Thats good! :-)

I guess this looks similar to things like NZGoal and AUSGoal, which
include open licenses, but also non-open licenses for government
material.

Hmm..

J.

On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 10:44 AM, Chris Taggart <countculture at gmail.com> wrote:
> They don't seem to be. Press release
> at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/604.htm
> Details at
> http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/information-management/uk-gov-licensing-framework.htm
> Chris
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> On 2 August 2011 09:38, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org> wrote:
>>
>> Does anyone know whether the UK Government are calling the new NC
>> license an 'open' license? It certainly isn't open as per
>> OpenDefinition.org [1].
>>
>> "Developed a non-commercial, 'open' licence for information to be
>> re-used free of charge provided it's not for commercial use."
>>
>>
>> http://www.guardian.co.uk/government-computing-network/2011/aug/01/data-management-central-government
>>
>> This is a good case of where having a well defined set of
>> international principles on open government data could be valuable
>> [2]. Not necessarily so that the government doesn't develop an NC
>> license - but mainly so that they don't call this an 'open' license!
>>
>> J.
>>
>> [1] http://www.opendefinition.org/
>> [2]
>> http://blog.okfn.org/2011/07/08/we-need-international-open-government-data-principles/
>>
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