[OSM-talk] poland to open publically-funded data

Łukasz Stelmach stlman at poczta.fm
Mon May 30 08:45:08 BST 2011

Robin Paulson <robin.paulson at gmail.com> writes:

> from slashdot:
> the polish prime minister announced a bill to ensure all government
> data will be released as public domain.
> http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=pl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=pl&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.premier.gov.pl%2Fcentrum_prasowe%2Fwydarzenia%2Fw_kprm_o_rozwoju_internetu%2C6599%2F
> original, in polish:
> http://www.premier.gov.pl/centrum_prasowe/wydarzenia/w_kprm_o_rozwoju_internetu,6599/
> here's hoping it passes, and includes geo data

An open access to public *information* is already a law in Poland. If
you ask a civil servants for any deed (they are not subject to copyright
law) that is not classified they must show it to you. PM would like to
broaden this and includes stuff that today is copyrighted e.g. photos,
sounds, and make all them both available and *re-usable* for free. As
far as geospatial data is concerned it's a bit of a problem because
there are already some regulations based on the EU INSPIRE directive
which makes them available (http://www.geoportal.pl) but not re-useable
for free. It's quite complicated.

Było mi bardzo miło.               Czwarta pospolita klęska, [...]
>Łukasz<                 Już nie katolicka lecz złodziejska.  (c)PP

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