Welcome to Open Government: Open Data, Open Source and Open Standards, a workshop organized jointly by Dr. Hanif Rahemtulla, Horizon Digital Economy Research and Puneet Kishor, Creative Commons, in conjunction with the annual Open Source GIS (OSGIS) Conference, June 21, 2011, Nottingham, United Kingdom. The workshop will be held at the School of Geography/Centre for Geospatial Science at the University of Nottingham.

This meeting follows and builds upon the Law and the GeoWeb workshop on intellectual property issues with geographic data in the internet era, colocated with the annual meeting of Association of American Geographers (AAG), April 11, 2011 at the campus of Microsoft Research, Seattle, Washington.

The Open Government workshop will bring together speakers from across industry, research and academia to contribute towards some of the fundamental theoretical and technical questions emerging in the Open Data space (i.e., how to mark up and release open data; licensing models for governments and how to interface them to other open source and commercial licensing regimes; conflicts between data protection and transparency and structuring access to data by different groups). The session will be a series of presented papers with a lively explorative session which will inform, provoke and encourage discussion.