Open Data – it ain’t that easy

The coalition government is keen to give away more public sector data in an effort to stimulate the economy, something dubbed ‘open data.’

I caught up with Vanessa Lawrence, chief executive of Ordnance Survey, to find out what her public sector trading fund thinks of the proposals. OS already gives some of its data for free, but she’s worried that if it gives any more away, it won’t be able to afford to gather the data in the first place – with pretty wide-reaching consequences.

If you’re interested in the discussions around open data, you can read the full interview here.


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