Public Administrations

  • (this page is part of my Open Data, Open Society report. Please follow that link to reach the introduction and Table of Content, but don’t forget to check the notes to readers!) Austria In Austria (in April 2010) there have been heated debates around opening up databases from public bodies (e.g. for farm subsidies): “The European PSI directive from 2003 was implemented into national law as the IWG or Informationsweiterverwendungsgesetz, but a number of public bodies have violated the (actually very weak!
  • (this page is part of my Open Data, Open Society report. Please follow that link to reach the introduction and Table of Content, but don’t forget to check the notes to readers!) There is a key issue that, so far, has been deliberately ignored in this report to deal with Open Data in an ordered manner, but will become more and more important in the medium and long term. In order to fulfill all their promises, raw PSI must not only be open and linked as previously defined, but must also be reliable and valid in court.
  • (this page is part of my Open Data, Open Society report. Please follow that link to reach the introduction and Table of Content, but don’t forget to check the notes to readers!) Don’t worry (initially) about data quality Just don’t worry, initially of course, about data quality. Graves explicitly recommends that public sector bodies make PSI available at the earliest point that it is useful to businesses and citizens. In practice, this means as soon as possible and “quality” shouldn’t be an issue.