Making Clear That Licenses Must Cover Free, Commercial Re-Use (UK0014)
Action Plan Cycle: 2011
Lead Institution: Cabinet Office
Support Institution(s): Unclear
Setting standards by making clear that, with very narrow restrictions, licences must cover free, commercial reuse with public service providers not normally selling data. We will build on the successful Open Government Licence, which makes reuse of Crown Copyright and Crown Database material free for commercial and non-commercial purposes, to create one or more licences which will be prescribed for public bodies where they are making datasets available for reuse. In most cases, the expectation will be that this licence will be the OGL.