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.