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Monday, March 09, 2009

Open Data Defined 

Open Government Data project

Open Government Data Principles

Government data shall be considered open if they are made public in a way that complies with the principles below:

1. Complete
All public data are made available. Public data are data that are not subject to valid privacy, security or privilege limitations.
2. Primary
Data are collected at the source, with the finest possible level of granularity, not in aggregate or modified forms.
3. Timely
Data are made available as quickly as necessary to preserve the value of the data.
4. Accessible
Data are available to the widest range of users for the widest range of purposes.
5. Machine processable
Data are reasonably structured to allow automated processing.
6. Non-discriminatory
Data are available to anyone, with no requirement of registration.
7. Non-proprietary
Data are available in a format over which no entity has exclusive control.
8. License-free
Data are not subject to any copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret regulation. Reasonable privacy, security and privilege restrictions may be allowed.

Compliance must be reviewable.

Topics: Data 2.0 | Government


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