Statistics Sweden adopts CC0

We – Wikimedia Sverige – put together a brief translation on Diff,[1] of an article where we help Statistics Sweden, the Swedish government agency responsible for national statistics, announce that they have marked all their open data with CC0.

This means of course that their open data can be imported to Wikidata. They are responsible for data on, among other things, population, demographics, economics, politics, education, geography, etc. We have just started looking together with them on what to prioritize for Wikidata. One area where we are looking into possibilities for collaboration is around data on the global goals, as Statistics Sweden is responsible for most of this data. It will be interesting to explore how to, where possible, model such data on Wikidata.

We will also use this piece of news to urge more government agencies in Sweden to adopt CC0. Perhaps this can also encourage conversations with statistical agencies in other countries?

Best,
Eric Luth
Projektledare engagemang och påverkan | Project Manager, Involvement and Advocacy
Wikimedia Sverige
eric.luth@wikimedia.se

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