Monthly Archives: March 2008

Hurrah for the Hansard

Hurrah, an official response from the Department of Parliamentary Services on our request to republish the Hansard. “You don’t require permission to reproduce Hansard extracts and from your recent email […] additionally I can confirm that your citing of the Hansard source is appropriate.” One small step for OpenAustralia, and one not insubstantial leap for […]

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Progress on obtaining permission to republish the Hansard

The Hansard, the official parliamentary record, which we are using to generate the content of our web application is copyrighted. This means that we can not republish it (i.e. launch the site) until we have obtained permission. At the beginning of January we contacted the Commonwealth Copyright Administration to gain permission to republish not only […]

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The word is out

We were recently contacted by GetUp who heard through the grape vine what we are doing. Last week we went for a meeting with a few people from Getup, in their offices above a pub in the Sydney CBD. We showed them what we were doing, our plans and the current progress of the development […]

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Talk to Sydney Ruby on Rails group

About two weeks ago I gave a talk to the Sydney Ruby on Rails group about “Building OpenAustralia”. The group is a committed bunch of very smart and entertaining web developers with a particular interest in the Ruby language and the Ruby on Rails web development framework. The aim of the talk was to give […]

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