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Public consultation on Government Open Data Use License - India

Under 6th pillar of digital India Initiative, Open Government Data Platform is endeavoring share of Government data in open domain to improve ...

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Public consultation on Government Open Data Use License – India

Under 6th pillar of digital India Initiative, Open Government Data Platform is endeavoring share of Government data in open domain to improve openness and transparency between Government and the public, encouraging participation of the community and emphasizing data driven decision making to enable the delivery of integrated services.

Structured data available in open format and open license for public access and use, usually termed as “Open Data,” it allows citizens and businesses to find new ways to use it and to create new innovative products and services. The Open Government Data initiative started in India with the notification of the National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP), on 17th March 2012 & in pursuance of the policy, the Open Government Data Platform India (data.gov.in) was launched in 2012.

Data also is one of the most valuable resources of modern governance, sharing of which enables various and non-exclusive usages for both commercial and non-commercial purposes. Associating an Open License with Open Data is necessary to ensure the legal grounding for its potential reuse and also is crucial to ensure that such data is not misused or misinterpreted (for example, by insisting on proper attribution), and that all users have the same and permanent right to use the data. For a data user wishing to use and build on top of public data, they require assurance of what they legally can and can’t do with the data both commercially and non-commercially. To promote access to publicly held information, promoting transparency and enabling wider economic and social gain, need has been felt in the Government that there must be an Open Government Data Use License.

Government Open Data Use License - India has been drafted by the Suresh Chandra (Law Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs) Committee. After several rounds of discussions and deliberations the committee has finalized the draft of the license.

General public and stake-holders including open data community members, professionals, academicians, data scientists, NGOs, institutions, government bodies, etc. in the field of open data production, consumption and management are hereby solicited to send their suggestions on draft Government Open Data Use License - India.

You are requested to type your suggestion in the given box. Please mention the Clause number on which you want to suggest.Please put a ‘#’ sign before the Clause number. You can refer the following example:
#Clause4: Followed by your Suggestion.

You can also upload a pdf file compiling all your suggestions.

Please refer the full text of:
Government Open Data Use License – India (Draft)
National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP)

Last date of submission is July 25, 2016.

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Bharath Bhushan Lohray's picture

Bharath Bhushan Lohray 8 months 1 day ago

I would like to bring to your notice that a lot of current data is available in PDF format example - http://posoco.in/DailyReports.aspx Such data is useless / very difficult to use for analysis. All data should be available via APIs and as CSVs that can be inputted to a computer using automated tasks and crunched with minimal efforts. Human time is too valuable to redo work that someone else has already done.

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JANGBIR PUNDIR 8 months 2 days ago

6. Policy may consider to make license the authority to permit user to check with the original data provider on conditions and on disclosure which may be enumerated in the policy. 7. Policy may permit quoting the data license to approach and seek information from other agencies which may not be data providers under license.’ Regards, Jangbir

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JANGBIR PUNDIR 8 months 2 days ago

5. Data may be considered to at all time carry original data provider identity and the template cater to such attribution. Further template may also cater to mention of users at least in numbers so as after a certain number of users, user made responsible of informing the original data provider so as to enable data integrity and endurance by update, modification .., issue new data if required.

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JANGBIR PUNDIR 8 months 2 days ago

3. May consider data handling generated by other than government. 4. Clause 2 h. ‘Adapt’ may be considered to be defined to the extent of data retaining its integrity. Clause 3. May consider to elaborate also what the user cannot do with/to the data. Clause 6.Exemption as listed where ever possible may be considered to be defined.

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JANGBIR PUNDIR 8 months 2 days ago

Sir, ‘1. Policy addresses data handling under the license. May consider to elaborate on the attributes of data providers for aspects of data source, authority, endorsement…among other aspects.2. Availability of data and its proliferation without liability may likely create a tenuous data structure- environment abounding in profundity without probity, confusion more than certainty.

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Thejesh GN (DataMeet) 8 months 2 days ago

Dear Madam/Sir,

We are grateful for making the draft "Government Open Data Use License – India" public, and inviting for and providing sufficient time for comments to be submitted.
Please find comments and recommendations DataMeet community attached.

Thanks,
Thejesh GN
On behalf of DataMeet community.