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

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Aug 2 10:05:26 BST 2011


Exactly - sorry that is what I meant. I'd rather it didn't exist, but
at least the UK government are not presenting it as an open license,
which the Guardian article seemed to imply!

J.

On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 11:02 AM, Chris Taggart <countculture at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not convinced it's A Good Thing, but at least they're not
> misrepresenting it.
> C
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> On 2 August 2011 09:49, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org> wrote:
>>
>> 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
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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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