[Fsfe-ie] UK govt adopts open standards
jm at jmason.org
Thu Jul 24 11:25:13 CEST 2014
On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 8:59 PM, Ben North <ben at redfrontdoor.org> wrote:
> Is anybody pushing this kind of thing in Ireland, do we know? Is this
> within Digital Rights Ireland's remit?
> Individuals: John Handelaar, Antoin O Lachtnain (@antoin) and Gavin
> Sheridan (@gavinsblog) are the first people who spring to mind; no
> organisations though. I'm not sure DRI would consider it part of their
> I agree we need some more solid pressure on this point here -- the Irish
> government and civil service bodies have been happily missing the point,
> and getting away with it. For example, in the past few days the govt
> announced a "data portal" -- not "open data", just "data".
> http://data.gov.ie/about contains this incredible clanger:
>> 'Datasets are listed on the portal regardless of the license or terms &
>> conditions associated with the data. Users are advised to carefully check
>> the website of the publishing organisation to ensure that their intended
>> use is permitted under the terms and conditions associated with the
>> particular dataset.'
> So, yeah, the data might be there, but there's a good chance you aren't
> permitted to use it, and we can't even figure that out for you. Total
> PR-ware crap.
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