Re-use of public data (open data): great ambitions but tricky tracks
Since the European Commission has issued in 2003 a directive related to the re-use of public data, or PSI re-use directive, the entire community of public entities and potential re-users have focused their energy to transform the expected potential into reality (refer also to Orange Business Services presentation delivered in October 2010 during the World eGov Forum conference:
Thanks to the initiative of the Share-Psi Group launched jointly by ETSI and W3C, a seminar hosted by the European Commission took place on May, 10th and 11th in Brussels to address the following topic: « Removing the roadblocks to a pan European market for Public Sector Information re-use ». This seminar’s ambition was to develop a better understanding of barriers for the creation of PSI re-use market, both at national and pan-European levels. Besides activists, willing an access as free as possible to public data, legalists, working on licenses interoperability for public data re-use, and practioners, delivering public data and creating high value added services with great difficulties, this seminar was the opportunity for Orange Business Services to present a specific positioning as a public data operator, being an intermediary between public data producers and re-users, in order to achieve an automation and industrialization of data collection, which is a necessity to reveal the promising open data business for all.
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