[open-civil-society] NCVO response to Making Open Data Real consultation

Javier Ruiz javier at openrightsgroup.org
Thu Oct 27 10:41:58 UTC 2011


I will have a look later, but just to clarify that the people doing the consultation have told us a few times that they don't expect any single group to engage with all the questions. They wanted feedback in any shape or form.

Our response is undergoing final checks, but we will also make it public.


Javier Ruiz
javier at openrightsgroup.org (mailto:javier at openrightsgroup.org)
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On Wednesday, 26 October 2011 at 15:42, David Kane wrote:

> Hi all
> For info - I've just put up a blog with NCVO's response to the Making
> Open Data Real consultation. 
> http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/networking-discussions/blogs/116/11/10/26/mak
> ing-open-data-real-consultation-response
> In a sense it's not a "proper" consultation response - we haven't been
> able to answer the 26 questions in the consultation, and we haven't had
> the opportunities that we would have liked to find out what our members
> think about it. But I hope it adds something to the debate.
> We had a particular internal debate about whether voluntary
> organisations should be obliged to publish data as part of their
> contracts to provide public services. In the end, we've tried to set out
> the pros and cons for either way, and asked for further consultation in
> this area. Again, this is something that we'd be really interested in
> discussing further with NCVO members.
> Interested in any comments on the response, and also interested in
> seeing any other responses out there.
> Thanks
> Dave
> Other responses I've seen:
>  - Gail Knight:
> http://gailknight.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/the-open-data-consultation/
>  - Chris Taggart:
> http://countculture.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/my-response-to-the-uk-open-
> data-consultation/
>  - Jo Ivens (initial response):
> http://joivens.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/first-impressions/
> (would like to expand this list...)
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