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CREATING AN OPEN GOVERNMENT LICENCE

The Broader Public Sector (BPS) may publish records in the BC Data Catalogue but is not permitted to use the OGL-BC and thus must create their own. These are suggested steps to create an Open Government Licence for your organization. Other organizations may also use this as a template.

AUDIENCE
Data Publishers in the Broader Public Sector (BPS)

CREATE A COPY OF THE LICENCE

Copy our Open Government Licence - British Columbia, as it is consistent with Federal and other Local Governments

MODIFY THE LICENCE

Modify the identified text to personalize it for your org. The following uses the BC Oil and Gas Commission as an example.

  1. Licence Name change:
    • ‘Open Government License – British Columbia’ to
    • ‘Open Government License – BC Oil and Gas Commission’
  2. Change the name of the licence in the text:
    • ‘Contains information licensed under the Open Government Licence – British Columbia.’ to
    • ‘Contains information licensed under the Open Government Licence – BC Oil and Gas Commission’.
  3. Information Provider change: +‘means Her Majesty the Queen in right of the Province of British Columbia.’ to
    • ‘means BC Oil and Gas Commission.’_
  4. Versioning change:
    • ‘This is version 2.0 of the Open Government Licence for Government of British Columbia Information.’ to
    • ‘This is version 1.0 of the Open Government Licence for BC Oil and Gas Commission Information.’
  5. Note: remove section on BC Government Copyright or whole line:
    • ‘Note: as per B.C. Government Copyright, the following licence only applies to records in the B.C. Data Catalogue that specify it.’

PUBLISH THE LICENCE

Publish the OGL to a public site so that it can add it to the drop down list of licence options.