hypnosec writes: The European Parliament has approved European Commission introduced rules “on the re-use of public sector information”. Under these new rules administrative data published by public organizations is as per the open data principles and that it will be re-usable, unless protected by third-party copyright, for any purpose. Agencies, publishing the data, will be able to charge some amount to reproduce, provide and disseminate the information. There may be cases wherein agencies may even be able to charge other costs like interests but, they must be clear and notify the reproducers of the data on the onset about all the charges that may apply.
Given its constituency, the only thing I expect to be "open" about [the
Open Software Foundation] is its mouth.
-- John Gilmore