The Parliament of Victoria's Economic Development and Infrastructure (EDI) Committee is conducting an inquiry to consider and report to Parliament on the potential application of open content and open source licensing to Victorian Government information.
Creative Contingencies has been invited to make a submission to the EDI Committee to express views on the Inquiry's term's of reference which are as follows... (emphasis mine).
[EDIT 6 Dec 2010: Government Response]
The Committee is asked to:
a) report on the potential economic benefits and costs to Victoria of maximising access to and use of Government information for commercial and/or non-commercial purposes, including consideration of:
i. public policy developments elsewhere in Australia and internationally; and
ii. the types of information that will provide the greatest potential benefit;
b) consider whether use of open source and open content licensing models, including Creative Commons, would enhance the discovery, access and use of Government information;
c) report on the use of information and communication technology to support discovery, access and use of Government information; and
d) identify likely risks, impediments and restrictions to open source and open content licensing of Government information, including impacts on and implications for any existing cost recovery arrangements.
EDIC is required to report to Parliament by 30 June 2009.
The bibliography itself is interesting. Copied below and linked where possible for easy reference ;)
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