[Okfn-no] [Okfn-dk] Fresh blog post: The Hunt for Open Data in Sweden 2014

Niclas Darville niclasdarville at gmail.com
Mon Sep 1 08:10:22 UTC 2014

Interesting, thanks for mentioning it. I wish we could also have more open
poll data, instead of the system we have now.

Norway’s database
<http://www.nsd.uib.no/nsd/nsdnytt/11-2/500_meningsmalinger.html> is the
envy of all the Nordic countries, while people like me are left to manually
update a wiki
for the Swedes behind the Ada bot, a GitHub repo

Would love to have a Danish database reminiscent of what Norway has.

On 1 September 2014 08:06, Mattias <mattias at okfn.se> wrote:

>  Dear Nordic countries,
> Yesterday, our Open Gov specialist Kristina Olausson posted a blog post
> about the situation around openness in Sweden regarding open data in
> connetion to the upcoming national elections on the 14th of September. If
> you can read Swedish, please have a look at the full text or enjoy the
> English summary below.
> *Summary in English: I recently published a report at the Swedish
> think-tank FORES on re-use of public sector information in Sweden. The
> result showed that marginal-cost on data is the most efficient way of
> creating the optimal re-use of such resources as we saw in several
> international studies. Under such conditions it is estimated that the
> European market would generate about 27 billion euro per year. However, for
> the Swedish market, no such socioeconomic analysis has been made. Another
> part of the report studied one particular governmental body, SMHI, as they
> last year chose to make their data free of charge. We wanted to know why
> they did so as many Swedish public sector bodies use the charges to cover
> the cost of their work. The answer was that they regarded it as a
> fundamental duty of them to create more public value and that lowering
> charges was part of this. As my quote from the IT-manager says: if other
> actors are better at using data under the same circumstances as SMHI, it
> could be proven that they are better at this than us. *
> Read more (in Swedish) at:
> http://se.okfn.org/2014/08/31/jakten-pa-oppna-data-i-sverige-2014/
> Best,
> Mattias
> Community Manager
> Open Knowledge Sweden
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