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Archive for February 17th, 2010

Location of Pays de la Loire
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Last week, liberTIC launched the french version of its blog where you can follow our local actions and initiatives to open data on a federal level. We have about a hundred connections per day and hope to get more and more as the interest in opening data is growing in France.

One week ago, Rennes, a near city of french Brittany, announced it would open its transport data. This will be the first opendata platform in France.

In order to incite opening in our own federal state and city of Nantes, liberTIC transmitted an initiative from french Creative Commons.

French CC created a questionary for the federal elections that are taking place in march 2010 in France. They ask french people to send this questionary to their candidates, so we did our part and tweeted our candidates with the link to our blog presenting the initiative.

Creative Commons questions aim to inform voters about candidates interests in opening data and their approach in licencing and reuse.

Our plan :

– Send the questions by tweeter only (gov20 they said)

– Reporting candidates reactions and opinions on these issues

There are eight candidates in our state. Three of them do not have direct or national party tweeter account so we wonder if they will ever know we launched these questions, but we also sent the questions to our local mayor Jean-Marc Ayrault, who happens to be MP too.

Questions are:

Are you in favor of:

1. Acces and free (of charge included) reuse of public data produced and paid by the state
2. Free (of charge included) and access to any published content producted or paid by the state (web informations, etc)
3. Free (of charge included) and access to any federal studies
4. Free (of charge included) and access to data from any organizations paid by the state
5. Publication in open format of federal archives
6. Access and reuse to federal learning content

We are now following the candidates reactions and will get back with the feedbacks.

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