Thursday, 21 January 2010

UK Government Data for Free?

The government portal for accessing free data was launched today. It proclaims itself to be unlocking innovation for us all but I'm not so sure. Yet. The BBC feature has some interesting debate from readers (scroll down). And I have to agree with the comment that it doesn't seem to be much 'new' data, but just data accessible from a single site. It'll be interesting to see where this goes, particuarly with the outcome of the OS consultation. As someone says, when Tim Berners-Lee moves on, and a general election comes and goes, will this still have the same impetus? Let's watch this space.

And I'm quite bemused as to why the Free Our Data campaign hasn't run this as a story. It seems to be a tad off the boil at the moment.

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