[open-government] Guidelines and information on licensing mashed data from various sources

Cancio Melia, Jorge jcancio at minetur.es
Wed Feb 15 12:23:52 GMT 2012

Hallo Daniel

It should be available at http://actuable.es/peticiones/say-to-neeliekroeseu-we-want-single-opendata-licence-in-the (scrolling a bit down...) from where I copy-pasted it


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De: Daniel Dietrich [mailto:daniel.dietrich at okfn.org]
Enviado: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 01:16 PM
Para: Cancio Melia, Jorge
CC: Open Government WG List <open-government at lists.okfn.org>
Asunto: Re: [open-government] Guidelines and information on licensing mashed data from various sources

Hi Jorge,

thanks for sharing. I have already signed the campaign, but was not able to find the english translation you provided below. Is it online somewhere?

For those of you who missed it, please also see: the COMMUNIA policy paper:


and the blogpost by Timothy Volmer from Creative Commons at the blog of the OKFN:




Daniel Dietrich
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Promoting Open Knowledge in a Digital Age
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On 15.02.2012, at 08:46, Cancio Melia, Jorge wrote:

> Dear all
> I guess this campaign might be of interest to everybody on this list:
> http://actuable.es/peticiones/say-to-neeliekroeseu-we-want-single-opendata-licence-in-the
> Extract from the petition:
> "Support the establishment of a common European OpenData license within the review of the Public Sector Information re-use Directive
> Recently, the European Commission initiated the process of revision of the European Directive on Re-use of Public Sector Information.
> One of its main objectives is to provide a general authorisation to re-use to citizens and businesses who want to make use of public sector information for the creation of new services, generating economic activity and enhancing the transparency.
> The European Commission proposal of a revised Directive is certainly bold and extends the current framework.
> However, it has not defined a common European OpenData license which should by applicable to all European Public Administrations.
> The creation of a single public information re-use space in Europe requires much more, it requires a common European OpenData license applicable to all data generated by European public administrations.
> This is possible. Royal Decree 1495/2011, approved by the Government of Spain, provides an example of how a simple legal notice serves as an open data license applicable in the state public sector – this sets an easy to follow roadmap for implementation in Europe.
> First, define a European OpenData license compatible with the principles of information re-use without further conditions.
> Second, set a transitional period after which the license is associated with all information generated by the public sector in the European Union.
> Third, provide for the compulsory publication of such license in all public administration websites giving legal certainty to all European infomediary entrepreneurs and citizens wishing to make use of the information.
> Right now the European Commission and Member States are developing the new directive, it is time that WE the OpenData community get our voice heard in Europe. We ask the European Commission and the European Parliament to include a common European OpenData license and a clear deadline for adoption by all Member States in the revised Directive.
> We cannot miss this golden opportunity in tapping the new gold of public sector information!"
> Regards
> Jorge Cancio
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