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 22 January 2010

Welsh Statutory Instruments

Posted in: OPSI              

15 Supporters so far - add your name

Posted by: Francis Tyers

Public Sector Information Holder: OPSI

Information Asset: Welsh Statutory Instruments

The problem

The Welsh Statutory Instruments are released under Crown Copyright, and are thus incompatible with free / open-source software because of restrictions on use.

My ideal solution

My ideal solution would be to release the proceedings under dual licence... CC-BY-SA and GNU GPL. Obviously these are copyleft licences, those which I favour. I would be happy with a non-copyleft free/open licence, such as CC-BY or LGPL, or the MIT licence. Anything GPL-compatible I would be delighted with.

What I would do

I would use the information to make free machine translation systems between Welsh and English.

Posted at Friday, 22 January 2010 09:47:41 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [0] #   

Welsh Assembly Record of Proceedings

Posted in: Licensing              

12 Supporters so far - add your name

Posted by: Francis Tyers

Public Sector Information Holder: Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru / National Assembly for Wales

Information Asset: The Record of Proceedings

The problem

The Proceedings of the National Assembly for Wales has a 'copyright waiver', but this waiver makes the proceedings incompatible with free / open-source software because of restrictions on use.
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My ideal solution

My ideal solution would be to release the proceedings under dual licence... CC-BY-SA and GNU GPL. Obviously these are copyleft licences, those which I favour. I would be happy with a non-copyleft free/open licence, such as CC-BY or LGPL, or the MIT licence. Anything GPL-compatible I would be delighted with.

What I would do

I would use the information to make free machine translation systems between Welsh and English.

Posted at Friday, 22 January 2010 09:37:51 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [0] #   

 21 January 2010

List of datasets on data.gov.uk

Posted in: data.gov.uk              

16 Supporters so far - add your name

Posted by: Alan Gibson

Public Sector Information Holder: www.data.gov.uk

Information Asset: datasets

The problem

I am curious about what data there is, so I "list all datasets", and there are currently 2879 of them. But they are presented ten to a page, so I have to click through 287 pages to scan them. This is a user-hostile presentation.

My ideal solution

The datasets should be viewable one per line, on a single page. Just the title, linked to the dataset, would be fine.

Of course, the dataset of all datasets should also be available for download (eg in CSV format).

What I would do

I could then more easily browse through the available data.

Posted at Thursday, 21 January 2010 15:29:26 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [0] #   

Life Tables (10 year)

Posted in: Statistics              

0 Supporters so far - add your name

Posted by: Russell Sutcliffe

Public Sector Information Holder: Census / Health

Information Asset: Life Tables (10 year)

The problem

Understanding changes in mortality

My ideal solution

Each 10 year report to be available

What I would do

Track life expectancy especilaly for population forecasts and resource demands

Posted at Thursday, 21 January 2010 15:26:42 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [1] #