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Open Data, Canadian Style (Not That There's Anything Wrong With That)

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 17 2011

Inspired, no doubt, by East Timor, Canada today unveils its new data portal, Data.gc.ca. Canadian open data guy David Eaves runs down what works and what doesn't. First among the latter? The fact that the license on the site prohibits uses of the data that "may bring disrepute to or prejudice the reputation of Canada."

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