Open Data Licence
The Open Government Licence is designed to provide public bodies across Canada with a consistent means of licensing their information. This consistency reduces barriers to publication, and avoids the cost of each public body developing its own licence. Perhaps most important is – with wider adoption of the licence – people are more likely to combine information from different public bodies because the license terms are compatible.
These guidelines provide context about the Open Government Licence with specific instructions for each clause. The guidelines also include a template of the full licence text for easy conversion to the web.
Just the licence, based on version 2.0 of the Open
Government Licence – Canada, which was developed through public
consultation and collaborative efforts by provincial and federal