The National Archives has launched the UK Open Government Licence which makes it faster and easier than ever before to re-use public sector information.
The Open Government Licence is a key element of the Government’s commitment to greater transparency. It provides a single set of terms and conditions for anyone wishing to use or license government information and removes some of the existing barriers to re-use.
Developers and entrepreneurs wishing to use government data to create new websites and applications will no longer need to register or formally apply for permission to re-use the data. The new licence is interoperable with other internationally recognised licensing models, such as Creative Commons.
The UK Open Government Licence is supported by the UK Government Licensing Framework , which provides a policy and legal overview for licensing the re-use of public sector information from both central government and the wider public sector. The UK Location Council and UK Location Programme team are working with The National Archives team on the next stage under the UK Government Licensing Framework that will deliver a licensing solution for the INSPIRE implementation.
Source: UK Location