Question to Laure Lucchesi
Of course, Etalab and other initiatives such as the Incubator of State Startups (beta.gouv.fr) are great examples of how the French State is working on Open Data. Also, the fact that the Ministry of Interior has shared the map of car accidents in France is a good step forward. However, there are still many administrations that are reluctant in terms of opening their data, for example the Ministry of Education: one of the State Startups, Open Académie, is rejected by the Ministry which refuses to move from its top-down approach. Is the French bureaucracy genuinely ready for a Data Revolution, with a bottom-up approach?
Reference: La carte de (presque) tous les accidents de la route en 2012, http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/rue89/rue89-nos-vies-connectees/20140625.RUE4560/la-carte-de-presque-tous-les-accidents-de-la-route-en-2012.html
Manifesto for an Agile education: https://www.change.org/p/manifeste-agile-pour-l-education
This is great, I thought the same when I read the piece on the UK policy on open data. Especially from a security perspective I can imagine that many people have issues when it comes to releasing data on “lists of schools”, “business registers” and “public transport timetables”.