[open-government] Hong Kong data catalogue
jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Thu Mar 31 21:55:24 BST 2011
Many thanks for your reply and for the additional links Deniz!
I meant 'open' as in 'open data', which is defined here:
The potential ambiguity here is *exactly* why I've been speaking to
folks at the White House and the Cabinet Office about potentially
building a basic minimum set of principles here - like a mix between
the Public Data Principles and the Open Government Directive. We're
very interested in continuing to build awareness around this issue
internationally - especially as new open government data initiatives
start up around the world.
Its *really* important that 'open data' is not the same as 'online
data' - the crucial difference is that 'open data' is *explicitly*
available for reuse without restriction, e.g. via a license, rights
Would be great to hear others' views on this!
All the best,
On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 10:49 PM, Deniz Susar <susar at un.org> wrote:
> You can download the data in CSV. I guess this is sufficient for them to
> label it as "open".
> The catalogues below (which may qualify as OGD) are also accessible online:
> · http://govinfo.nlc.gov.cn (National)
> · http://zwgk.dl.gov.cn/default.jse (Dalian, China)
> · http://www.gz.gov.cn/vfs/web/zwpd.htm (Guangzhou, China)
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 4:39 PM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>
>> Guess people will probably have seen this:
>> Anyone know anyone who was involved with this? Still trying to figure
>> out how 'open' the data is...
>> Jonathan Gray
>> Community Coordinator
>> The Open Knowledge Foundation
>> open-government mailing list
>> open-government at lists.okfn.org
> Best Regards,
> Deniz Susar
> Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM)
> United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
> Tel: +1 212 963 8421
> Email: susar at un.org
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