[okfn-be] Flemish datasets that should be Open Data

Ben Abelshausen ben.abelshausen at gmail.com
Tue Dec 17 11:22:34 UTC 2013

Does this also imply that all this data should be available with the new
flemish open-data licence? Any more information on this to help with
argumentation when sending an email?

Oh and this is a pretty impressive list!

Met vriendelijke groeten,
Best regards,

Ben Abelshausen

On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 11:44 AM, Pieter Colpaert
<pieter.colpaert at okfn.org>wrote:

>  Hi all,
> Noël Van Herreweghe of Corvé/Bestuurzaken Flemish government published a
> list of datasets that should be open data according "decreet openbaarheid
> van bestuur / decreet hergebruik van overheidsinformatie" and the new
> policy at the Flemish Government that databases should be open by default,
> not by exception.
> If you cannot access a certain dataset in this list:
> http://demo.thedatatank.com/flanders/datasets
> you should send an email to the responsible organisation. If the
> organisation declines you the access to this we can start a
> "beroepsprocedure". In all other cases we will have a bunch of new open
> data :)
> I already did this for Codex Vlaanderen. They first reacted a bit slow and
> asked me question about how I wanted the data. When I got it, I've put it
> on Github. Right now they are moving towards a more professional way of
> opening up their data. All because just one question.
> Conclusion: we need your help! Send a couple of emails, open Flanders :)
> Kind regards,
> Pieter
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