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[News] Data.gov.uk Uses Free Software, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Licence

  • Subject: [News] Data.gov.uk Uses Free Software, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Licence
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 11:00:23 +0000
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Data.gov.uk using Drupal

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| Web founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee and 
| Professor Nigel Shadbolt unveiled 
| Data.gov.uk today. The new website offers 
| public sector data, ranging from traffic 
| statistics to crime figures, for private or 
| commercial use. It is designed to be similar 
| to the Obama administration's data.gov 
| project, run by Vivek Kundra, Chief 
| Information Officer in the US.




Open Source, Open Standards and ReâUse: Government Action Plan


Licensing and data.gov.uk launch 

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| We have drafted a simple and enabling set of 
| terms and conditions for the site which 
| means that the data available through 
| data.gov.uk will be re-usable both 
| commercially and non-commercially.  These 
| terms and conditions have been aligned so 
| that they are interoperable with any 
| Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Licence.  
| The terms and conditions are also machine 
| readable meaning that the licence is 
| presented and coded in such a way that 
| applications and programs can access and 
| understand the terms and conditions too.


Data.gov.uk goes public - and its using CKAN!


UK's free data website 'is a world showcase'


Guardian Launches Search Engine for Government Data

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| The Guardian quotes developer Ben Fry on the 
| future of searching government data: "This 
| is only going one way: there is no trend 
| towards less data."
| Following an era when the quantity of data 
| available online increased in orders of 
| magnitude, thanks largely to easy publishing 
| tools for end-users like blogging and social 
| networks, many people expect the next era of 
| development online to focus on strategic 
| moves to make the most valuable data 
| available in standardized formats that 
| facilitate innovation by 3rd parties 
| independent of the original sources of the 
| data. 


UK government rebuffs cries for free postcode database

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| Number 10 has responded negatively to a 
| petition signed by over 2,000 people that 
| asked the government to convince the Royal 
| Mail to offer a free postcode database to 
| non-profit and community websites.
| Sadly, a day is a long time on the internet, 
| and following yesterday's data.gov.uk love-
| in, Prime Minister Gordon Brown today 
| returned to appeasing commercial interests.


Making it real: People and Books and Web and Science at ScienceOnline2010



Drupal thrives in Taiwan

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| After a while I discovered that there was even
| a Drupal Taiwan website. So I got in touch
| with the site admin and head organizer,
| Charles Chuang, and he let me know there would
| be a meetup in late December. The gathering
| would be at a local cafe in central Taipei and
| the topic would be new features, discuss
| strategy, and socialize to make new friends
| with like-minded souls.


Obama Team Challenges Web Developers

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| Having rebuilt Whitehouse.gov on the open
| source Drupal platform, President Obama's
| new media team is calling on the open
| source community for new ideas and
| technology.


Should the White House Contribute to the Open Source Community?

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| While this measure may not be an immediate
| cost-saver (5 different companies are
| involved in re-building and maintaining the
| White House web site), long-term costs
| should fall as government agencies are able
| to borrow from the greater Drupal community
| while incrementally improving on the
| websites code. But the question remains,
| will the Obama White House share some of the
| contributions itâs making to open source?


Whitehouse.gov could be a springboard for Open Source for America

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| Like many of you, I awoke Monday to read
| that whitehouse.gov was now running on open
| source products, including Drupal, Red Hat
| Linux, Apache web server, MySQL, and Apache
| Solr.


White House web site goes open source

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