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2011 Creative Commons Global Summit

15 August 201115 August 2011

Registration is now open for the 2011 Creative Commons Global Summit in Warsaw, Poland, 16-18 September. The Conference From Creative Commons … For three days in September 2011, the Creative Commons Global Summit will bring together the CC community in Warsaw, Poland, to engage strategically on the future of our shared commons, to renew and...

Declaration on open and transparent government
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Declaration on open and transparent government

15 August 201115 August 2011

The Ministers of Finance and Internal Affairs have released a statement today detailing a new Declaration on Open and Transparent Government. “Today the Government is releasing a declaration that clearly sets out our expectation that agencies should release all non-personal and unclassified data with high potential value for re-use,” says Finance Minister Bill English. Included...

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NZGOAL website goes live

27 June 201127 June 2011

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...

The Christchurch earthquake, NZGOAL and Creative Commons
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The Christchurch earthquake, NZGOAL and Creative Commons

15 May 201115 May 2011

This case study is reproduced faithfully from a 2011 post on Open Data Stories website (CC BY). The New Zealand Government’s need for imagery, film footage and data after the recent Christchurch earthquake to help in the various relief efforts and the need for it to be freely available for re-use by individuals and organisations...

Post-quake imagery of Christchurch carries CC licence
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Post-quake imagery of Christchurch carries CC licence

2 April 20112 April 2011

  These high quality aerial images of Christchurch following the devastating February 6.3 magnitude earthquake have been made available on the Koordinates platform under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand licence. The images were produced by New Zealand Aerial Mapping (NZAM) for Land Information New Zealand. Their birds-eye-view perspective of the area helped Christchurch...

Koordinates: NZ open data platform
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Koordinates: NZ open data platform

18 October 201018 October 2010

Koordinates is the New Zealand technology company behind a range of government data services, including those from Land Information New Zealand Toitū Te Whenua (LINZ), Statistics New Zealand Tatauranga Aotearoa and Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua. At the time of writing, users can discover over 20,000 datasets across the platform, including over 4,000 datasets from New Zealand...

New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing framework
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New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing framework

9 August 20109 August 2010

The New Zealand government has taken positive steps toward open access licensing this winter as the ‘NZGOAL framework’ has been aproved by Cabinet. Part of the framework’s purpose is to provide guidance on licensing of government copyright works for re-use using Creative Commons licences. The release of NZGOAL was announced by the Minister of State...