[Okfn-no] [Okfn-dk] Fresh blog post: The Hunt for Open Data in Sweden 2014
mattias at okfn.se
Wed Sep 3 16:28:40 UTC 2014
On 09/01/2014 10:10 AM, Niclas Darville wrote:
> Interesting, thanks for mentioning it. I wish we could also have more
> open poll data, instead of the system we have now.
Yeah, we agree!
> 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
Looks interesting... Will check it out further. Thanks for the advice!
> Would love to have a Danish database reminiscent of what Norway has.
Denmark is moving faster in other ways regarding PSI so that's good!
> On 1 September 2014 08:06, Mattias <mattias at okfn.se
> <mailto: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:
> Community Manager
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