Promoting openness in the public sector

The case of the Netherlands
Paul Keller Digitally Open, Doha, 23 october 2010

Creative Commons Netherlands
• Supported by the ministry for culture education and science since 2005.
• Collaboration between Knowledgeland (a think-tank), Waag Society (a media lab) and the Institute for information law at the University of Amsterdam with Creative Commons International. • Strength: Combination of legal research (IVIR), experimentation (Waag) & public advocacy (Knowledgeland)

• Improve adoption of the Creative Commons licenses through providing information, cooperations with institutional users and research
• We have five specific traget groups: • Individual creators in the music sector • (Public) broadcasting organisations • Educational institutions and Universities • Cultural Heritage Institutions and other archives

• The public sector / government

example 1:

• a platform for open educational ressources developed by the ministry for education culture and science launched in late 2010.
• Offers access to learning materials and collaboration tools for anyone from primary to higher education. • All material that is contributed to wikiwijs is being published under the Creative Commons Attribution license • Creative Commons Netherlands dit preliminary comparative research, advised during the implementation and is currently evaluating the license choice

example 2:
• The new uniform web presence of the central government
• Brings together all information published by the central government and it’s agencies

• Uses the Creative Commons Zero public domain dedication in order to indicate that all material available on the site is free from copyright • Creative Commons Netherlands advised the implementation team with implementing the CC0 waiver and the communication

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