Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand is the proud custodian of a new beta website guide for those using the New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing Framework (NZGOAL). We’re pleased to have been able to collaborate with Department of Internal Affairs officials and a member of the CCANZ Legal Panel to bring you this resource on all things NZGOAL.
The framework was approved by cabinet last winter, and has enjoyed much interest from government staff since. It recommends the Creative Commons BY licence as a default licence when releasing government held content and data for reuse.
You can view some great NZ success stories where agencies have released material for reuse under the guidance of NZGOAL, resulting in some exciting and innovative mashups of the by the community.
This beta release of the site will be especially useful to those agencies looking to release some material in time for Mix and Mash: the great NZ remix and mashup competition, 2011. Last year’s competition revealed some great incentives for government to make material available for mashup and reuse. Two examples are winning application entries NZ Walks and Mashblock which clearly add value to government information and make it useable, understandable, more interesting, relevant and accessible to a wider audience.
Drop in to the new NZGOAL online where you will find the online ‘review and release process’ tool, key documents, quick guides and answers to some common questions.
This NZGOAL site is being made available as a beta release and is administered by Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand in close consultation with Department of Internal Affairs’ officials and a member of the CCANZ Legal Panel. It is not a government owned and operated site. We know it’s not yet 100% WCAG2 compliant but we wanted to get something out there that agencies can start using, particularly given the imminence of the awesome Mix and Mash Competition for 2011!