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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Open Government Licence enables re-use of information (UK)

"The National Archives (UK) is launching a new Open Government Licence, which makes it faster and easier than ever before to re-use public sector information. The UK Open Government Licence is a key element of the Government's commitment to greater transparency. It provides a single set of terms and conditions for anyone wishing to use or license government information and removes some of the existing barriers to re-use. Developers and entrepreneurs wishing to use government data to create new websites and applications will no longer need to register or formally apply for permission to re-use the data. The new licence is interoperable with other internationally recognised licensing models, such as Creative Commons"

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