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July 2010

Legislation.gov.uk is a world first providing full access to the statute book as open data

May 2010

On 18 May 2010, Prime Minister David Cameron announced a new ‘right to data’ as part of the Government’s Big Society vision, so that government-held datasets can be requested and used by the public. At the launch of the ‘Big Society’ programme, the Prime Minister said “I think crime maps, the right to data, and opening up government data, so that people can see how a social enterprise or a voluntary body could do better what government already does, is part of the agenda.”

March 2010

The hunt is on for Britain’s most innovative ideas for public data that will bring greater value to communities locally, regionally or nationally
TSO sponsored the Rewired State National Hack the Government Day 2010, on 20 March 2010 in London. The event brought developers together to create and present working projects from public sector information. The projects created included a Parliamentary Bill Analyzer, Map Interface for Hospital and Registry Office APIs and an expenditure map. View full details of the projects created.

January 2010

TSO (The Stationery Office), the public sector division of Williams Lea, has today announced a partnership with Garlik, the leading semantic technology innovator, to launch what is believed to be the world's most scalable, securely hosted RDF platform for use by UK Central and Local Government departments. As the largest publisher in the UK of public sector documents (over 8,000 titles a year), TSO has taken this proactive step to provide its core public sector customers with the ability to participate with confidence in the Government's open data initiative.

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