Christian Engström, Pirat

Public Service Information (PSI) that is made made freely available to entrepreneurs by the authorities, has turned out to be a very good idea for both the economy and society as a whole. Really dull raw data about public transport timetables has been turned into cool apps and viable businesses for entrepreneurs, many of them small start-ups. The success of freely available PSI has surprised even many of its original advocates.

This is something that is already happening all over the EU, and there already is a PSI Directive from 2003. Now Commission wants to speed up the process by harmonizing and improving the rules for PSI. This is a good thing, and for once, a concrete measure that will actually do at least something to help the ailing European economy. This we know from experiences in the member states.

But the magic only works if the PSI data…

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