FSFE wins the transparency challenge of the EU Datathon 2022

The sixth edition of EU Datathon, the EU’s open data competition, came to a close last week with the awards ceremony. The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) won the first prize in the challenge ‘transparency in public procurement’ with a program that helps analyse how public administrations in the European Union spend their money.

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Congratulation!

A question: On fsfe-system-hackers/tedective: Making European Tender Data Explorable for Non-Experts - tedective - FSFE Git Service
is says that previously there has not been a system which was “free for non-commercial use”. This somehow implies that TEDective is. Can it also be used commercially?

Also noted that FSFE wins the transparency challenge of the EU Datathon 2022 - FSFE says it is reuse compatible, while the repository still says it is isn’t in the readme. What is correct?

Hi @bernhard,

re: commercial use, we are not sure yet what license we will adopt for the code and the published data. Also, it’s not decided yet what kind of anonymous access will be granted to the TEDective API once it’s fully functional. For inspiration, I find https://opensanction.org approach interesting. What do you think?

re: REUSE-compliance. TEDective is now fully REUSE-comliant :slight_smile:

Happy to hear your feedback. Many thanks,
Linus

Hi @linus,

re: commercial use, we are not sure yet what license we will adopt for the
code and the published data.

(For the code I think you will make it available as Free Software, which
always allows commercial use.)

For the data, are you bound by the license of the input data in any way?
Is the processing gaining a usage right, because it is a derived works?

For inspiration, I find https://opensanction.org approach
interesting. What do you think?

Would have to take a look first (right now it does not load from where I’m
trying).

re: REUSE-compliance. TEDective is now fully REUSE-comliant :slight_smile:

Thanks for fixing this in the readme and elsewhere!

Hey @bernhard,

I misspelled, it is https://opensanctions.org :slight_smile:

Opensanctions does not publish open data, I hope we do.