Creative Commons license for Government – AU Task Force Report

From Jessica Coates:

Engage: Getting on with Government 2.0 has been released.  This is the final report of the the Government 2.0 Taskforce established in June to advise the Australian government on “increasing the openness of government through making public sector information more widely available to promote transparency, innovation and value adding to government information” and “encouraging online engagement with the aim of drawing in the information, knowledge, perspectives, resources and even, where possible, the active collaboration of anyone wishing to contribute to public life.”

Key findings of the report include:

Most importantly from our point of view – the report (which is under a BY licence) wholeheartedly endorses Creative Commons Attribution as the default licence for government material.

Also of interest is the Appendix “Troubleshooting concerns about Creative Commons licensing” which contains an excellent summary of, and responses to, common concerns raised about using Creative Commons in a government (and non-government) licensing context.

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