Recommendations (draft)

 

Recommendation 14

As the internet changes, so should the way information is published.  The taskforce has developed with stakeholders a model to inform online publishing. OPSI, part of the National Archives and the CIO Council should develop and further test the model and publish it with a delivery mechanism, implementation plan and explanatory material by end June 2009. It should become the standard to which new systems, or re-implemented versions of existing systems, are implemented from a date determined by the CIO Council.



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  1. [...] Recommendation 14 As the internet changes, so should the way information is published. The taskforce has developed with stakeholders a model to inform online publishing. OPSI, part of the National Archives and the CIO Council should develop and further test the model and publish it with a delivery mechanism, implementation plan and explanatory material by end June 2009. It should become the standard to which new systems, or re-implemented versions of existing systems, are implemented from a date determined by the CIO Council. [...]

  2. The relationship between public and private sector must evolve to one of better understanding of the added-value that both can offer to PSI provision. The boundaries of Public Task are ill-defined. Where a public body is considered to be capable of copying an innovation (especially if made freely available!) it will deter private sector developments if their economic justification is thus potentially threatened. I would suggest that this excellent report does not completely remove the uncertainty about the limits of “Public Task” issue although it does reduce its importance.

    For some PSI producers, especially Trading Funds, the lack of clarity of their remits is both an opportunity for adventure and a headache. Might it not be sensible for all PSI producers to have as a central objective the maximisation of the use of by others of what they themselves produce? This would discourage adventures and force a focus on what is truly essential for their public task.

  3. Richard Quarrell says:

    I agree with Michael’s comment above. The task this report addresses is a noble one, involving a public resource – the data that’s currently locked up in government silos – but is our data and we should have much better access to it.

    The boundaries of Public Task should be better defined and respected. We are in danger of asking them to over extend their remit and their competence. Would it not be better if they stuck to their Public Task and did it properly and cooperate with the private sector to resolve/address issues that are outside that boundary?