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Open Data

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By opening up data and making it sharable and reusable, governments can enable informed debate, better decision making, and the development of innovative new services.

Technical specifications: Policies, technologies, processes that enable the free use, reuse, and redistribution of government data by anyone. Commitments that are tagged as “Open Data” explicitly refer to the term “open data” or refer to the publishing of government data based on open data principles (e.g. machine readability of data). Not all commitments pertaining to transparency mechanisms such as portals or websites are open data by default. They are likely e-government initiatives before they are open data (unless the commitment explicitly refers to open data principles).

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Open Government Partnership