[Open-Legislation] Historic Statutes - Isle of Man

Francis Davey fjmd1a at gmail.com
Mon Feb 24 14:54:36 UTC 2014

2014-02-24 14:35 GMT+00:00 Graeme Jones <jonesiom at gmail.com>:

> Hi John
> I have collated and reconciled national database with all secondary
> legislation (about 40k documents in 2 years to date) but we did not make
> any distinction between in force and revoked.  In fact, the 30k spare page
> scans have been allocated to repealed primary legislation.
This all looks great.

Are there plans to use an open licence for your material (at the moment
marked as "Crown Copyright")? It would be really good if IM legislation was
open. You may know all about open licensing and this is on your list, but
both the ODI and the OKF run courses on open licensing should you need any
support (I teach on the ODI course).

> So, we are now in the process of uploading secondary legislation back to
> 1477 at the Isle of Man Parliament website - customised Microsoft
> Sharepoint.
> I guess it is easier for a parliament to decide to upload everything ever
> laid/debated as a democratic record than a government or department to fund
> anything not ongoing core business!
Certainly this is a great start. The UK legislative process is such that
the final version of a bill may not technically be a Parliamentary document
(i.e. it the result won't be held by Parliament), so the UK Parliament is
only able to do so much, but having the versions of bills is useful at each

Shame it's all PDF, but that's better than not having it. In the future I
hope that we will eventually persuade legislators it is easier to use
drafting tools to draft things in properly marked up format.

Francis Davey
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