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Free Government Information (FGI) is a place for initiating dialogue and building consensus among the various players (libraries, government agencies, non-profit organizations, researchers, journalists, etc.) who have a stake in the preservation of and perpetual free access to government information. FGI promotes free government information through collaboration, education, advocacy and research.

The United Kingdom has it’s own version of and it has the added cachet of being promoted and advised by Sir Tim Berners-Lee.


    This site seeks to give a way into the wealth of government data. [T]his means it needs to be: easy to find; easy to licence; and easy to re-use. We are drawing on the expertise and wisdom of Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt to publish government data as RDF – enabling data to be linked together.

  • Tim Berners-Lee unveils government data project, BBC (21 January 2010).

    Web founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee has unveiled his latest venture for the UK government, which offers the public better access to official data.

    A new website,, will offer reams of public sector data, ranging from traffic statistics to crime figures, for private or commercial use.

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