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Open data open to concessions

The Guardian - The debate on freeing up public sector data is becoming more complex, and suggesting the original vision may be watered down.

Until this year there was a widespread assumption that open data meant free data. The government would ensure that mountains of data held by the public sector would be available in electronic format for others to re-use, encouraging innovation in public and commercial services. But questions are now being asked over how closely it should be managed, and whether it would justify a price tag.