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[liberationtech] ENGAGE Open data community

Michael Rogers michael at briarproject.org
Wed Jul 24 13:14:09 PDT 2013


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On 23/07/13 19:33, Mikael "MMN-o" Nordfeldth wrote:
> PSI is Public Sector Information. It's the common term in European 
> politics on the subject of open data within the public sector.
> 
> Usually it implies that any data a public sector organisation has
> or publishes should be freely licensed and available in a "raw
> form" (machine-readable format), to as low a cost as possible (to
> lower the threshold of using it):
> 
> http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/policy/psi/index_en.htm
> 
> Oddly enough, it's a quite popular thing within the European
> Union, despite its other attempts to destroy free flow of
> information.

Perhaps that's not so odd if we consider who's in a position to make
effective use of a giant blob of machine-readable data. Is it (a) the
average citizen, or (b) the consulting company set up by the former
public servant who collected that data?

Cheers,
Michael

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