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City of Vancouver to make data open and accessible where possible

Vancouver city council has endorsed the principles of making its data open and accessible to everyone where possible, adopting open standards for that data and considering open source software when replacing existing applications.

The CBC News article “Vancouver mulls making itself an ‘open city’” provides some background on the motion.

The City of Vancouver published the text of the motion “Open Data, Open Standards and Open Source” on their website, and members of the public were invited to speak at the committee meeting, which was held on Thursday, May 21.

After the vote, which endorsed the principles stated in the motion, CBC News published a second article “City of Vancouver embraces open data, standards and source” to follow up, and the final copy of the motion was published by the City of Vancouver.