Open Data Licence Change

creative_commonsThe definition of open data by Open Knowledge Foundation  states: “A piece of data or content is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and/or share-alike”.

The Dublinked Open Data Portal for the Dublin Region provides the platform for the publication of open data for the four Dublin Local Authorities.

Dublinked welcomes the publication of the Open Data Licences policy paper[1] by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the subsequent public consultation which recommends the use of more open licences such as the Creative Commons Licence, which is the licence used by the new national open data platform data.gov.ie. Continue reading “Open Data Licence Change”

Data.gov.ie launch in Dublin

On a sweltering hot June 30th, in the almost tropical environs atrium of the Department of Justice on St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform officially launched their new improved national datastore data.gov.ie.  Dublinked were just one of a wide range of people and organisations from across the public, business, research and community sectors that attended the event, which is this latest step on the road towards making data held by public bodies more easily accessible online for others to reuse and share. Continue reading “Data.gov.ie launch in Dublin”

Open Data Strategy for Ireland Submission 2014

As part of the public consultation process in respect of the development of a national Open Data Strategy for Ireland, Dublinked made a submission to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in September 2014. Continue reading “Open Data Strategy for Ireland Submission 2014”