David Eaves notes that the federal government has amended its standard open data license terms, addressing some of the concerns raised with the open data launch earlier this year.
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New Treasury Board President Tony Clement has said he’s committed to advancing the government’s open data efforts. Clement noted that initaitive is consistent with what he was trying to do as Industry Minister on the digital economy strategy.
OC Transpo has backed away from making GPS data available, expressing concern about potential lost revenues.
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics has invited the public to provide submissions on its open government study. I appeared before the committee last month.
NDP MP Charlie Angus has tabled a motion before the House of Commons focusing on the need for the government to support open source software, particularly through public tendering processes. The motion (M-587) states: That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) support open source information and […]