ODUG have released their report on the Why, What and How of a National Information Infrastructure, taking Open Data policy to the next level. The NII is 'The specification and delivery of a data infrastructure of open public data, maintained to agreed standards, which describes the fundamental components of our society and can be openly accessed, used and re-used by anyone'.
ODUG argue that a properly designed NII is essential to keep the UK at the forefront of the international Open Data movement, and a well constructed and well maintained NII will not only be the driver for the improved use of public money, economic growth in the digital product and services sector and citizen engagement; it will also create a new international benchmark for transparency. The report suggests a blueprint for making an NII a reality, and the steps they believe are required to make it happen.
Simon Wheeler - AGI Council