HOMER

Homer
Status: 
concluded
Period: 
September 2012 - August 2013
Funding: 
36,000 € (Nexa Center subcontracting)
Funding organization: 

Regione Piemonte (subcontracting within a European project)

Person(s) in charge: 

Federico Morando (Nexa project manager)

Executive summary: 

HOMER – Harmonising Open data in the MEditerranean through better access and Reuse of public sector information is a European MED project aiming at facilitating a wider access and reuse of public sector information in Spain, Italy, France, Malta, Greece, Slovenia, Cyprus and Montenegro.

Background: 

Regione Piemonte coordinates the project and the Nexa Center is contributing to HOMER as sub-contractor, within the broader context of its open data policy support activities.

A project task force composed of IT and open data experts has been created to support the HOMER partners with respect to the legal, cultural and technological obstacles they may face in opening up their data.

Objectives: 

The Nexa Center represents the core of the HOMER legal team. During the academic year 2012/2013 the first and main goal of Nexa was to organize a legal workshop, contributing to the transfer of knowledge to the partners.

On the basis of the workshop results, the Nexa Center was also expected to contribute to the project deliverable on legal issues.

Results: 

The HOMER legal Workshop was held in Bologna on November 28–29, 2012. It addressed various PSI-related issues, starting from basic intellectual property and data protection issues and encompassing advanced topics, such as the ongoing review of the European PSI Directive or the licensing of public sector information and license compatibility.

The main contribution of the Nexa Center consists in a road-map/check-list concerning various key steps of an open data project, including: creation of an open data team, identification of the first datasets to be opened, rights clearance, definition of a proper legal framework, and choice of copyright licenses. Eventually, the Nexa contribution has turned into the Legal and Licensing Report of the project.

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01/04/2015 - 11:15
 HOMER project comes to its end

HOMER is a strategic project of the MED Operative Programme that focuses on the...

01/04/2015 - 11:15
 HOMER project comes to its end

HOMER is a strategic project of the MED Operative Programme that focuses on the...

30/03/2015 - 14:18
 
Presentation of HOMER in external event

On the 26th of March 2015, a dissemination event was organized in...

30/03/2015 - 14:18
 
Presentation of HOMER in external event

On the 26th of March 2015, a dissemination event was organized in...