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Dave Cameron Pledges to Open Source UK.gov

Apr 04, 2008, 15:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Fay)

"David Cameron embraced Linux, open source and bottoms-up decision-making today as he detailed his vision of a Tory innovation policy in a speech at the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts.

"Cameron pledged that a Tory government would set the UK's data free--but not in a bad way, like HMRC. Rather, he said, he wanted to ensure people could access information which allowed them to create 'innovative applications that serve the public benefit.' This 'information liberation' meant ensuring spending data was transparent for example, and that people could easily compare crime figures..."

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