I listed some key G8 commitments in the June 2013 post G8 Open Data Charter, updated Canadian national open data portal.
As of February 21, 2014 the Government of Canada has released Canada's Action Plan for the G8 Open Data Charter with planned actions out to December 2015.
There are eight items:
- Canada will issue mandatory government policy to direct federal government departments and agencies to release their data holdings proactively by default.
- Canada will release, continuously update, and enhance high-value datasets in the 14 key areas identified in the G8 Open Data Charter.
- Canada will work to ensure that all federal open datasets released are published via the Government of Canada's Open Data Portal - data.gc.ca
- Canada will ensure that all released open data are fully described to ensure ease of discovery.
- Canada will ensure all released open data are published in open formats and free-of-charge.
- Canada will engage with civil society organizations and the public to support the identification and prioritization of datasets for open release.
- Canada will share our open data experiences with other governments in Canada and around the world to share what we have learned and to learn from others.
- Canada will work to empower future generations of open data innovators by encouraging them to unlock the value of open data.
Note that the above is separate from the Open Government Partnership commitments in the similarly-named Canada's Action Plan on Open Government.