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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Abstracts from PSI workshop

The abstracts from Accessing, Using, Reusing Public Sector Content and Data (London, March 26-27, 2009) are now online, with placeholders for other downloads (papers, video, audio, etc.).

Also see the list of proposed policy recommendations from the workshop speakers:

... Recommendation 12 – Tom Steinberg, mySociety. Free your data, especially maps and other geographic information, plus the non-personal data that drives the police, health and social services, for starters. Introduce a ‘presumption of innovation’ – if someone has asked for something costly to free up, give them what they want: it’s probably a sign that they understand the value of your data when you don’t. ...