- UK Government Releases the Open Standards for sharing and viewing government documents
- Commission Publishes Guidelines encouraging PSI Re-Use
- PSI Alliance workshop held in Brussels on July 2nd
- Release of the latest ePSI platform report
- New article on EFTA case relating to charging under the PSI Directive
The Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, has announced the open standards selected for sharing and viewing government documents. The standards selected outline the document file formats expected to be used by all government bodies. These will be in open formats to allow the use of applications that are best suited to the needs of the citizens and the people working in government.
On the 17th of July the European Commission Published guidelines aimed at encouraging the re-use of PSI in order to help Member States benefit from the revised PSI Directive. According to the press release; "These guidelines explain for example how to give access to weather data, traffic data, property asset data and maps." The guidelines focus on issues such as licensing and cost and were the result of a detailed consultation process. For more on this please click here to see the press release.
At a PSI workshop organised by PSI Alliance during which DG Connect announced the Commission’s plans to release guidelines on the implementation of the revised PSI Directive (see here for our post regarding this development), LAPSI 2.0 contributed to the discussion on licensing. Representatives of PSI Alliance, DG Connect and Deloitte were also present.
The ePSI platform topic report exploring the PSI in Cultural Heritage Institutions has been released. The report outlines the legal framework and also examines the amendments made to the PSI directive. The report is available here.
LAPSI partners Georg Hittmair of Compass/PSI Alliance (BE) and Marc de Vries of Citadel Consulting recently authored an article on the EFTA Court decision in the matter of CreditinfoLánstraust hf. v Registers Iceland and the Icelandic State.
The European Commission is set to release guidelines on the implementation of the revised PSI Directive on the 17th of July. During a PSI Alliance roundtable and workshop in Brussels, DG Connect announced the Commission’s plans.