NZDIMP + The Declaration on Open and Transparent Government
Reviewing the gap analysis that compared what was in the Open Data Charter and in/not in the New Zealand Data and Information Principles (NZDIMP) I realised you can't compare with NZDIMP in isolation...
We need to review NZDIMP in combination with the Declaration on Open and Transparent Government. In the Declaration, Cabinet Directs agencies to release data in accordance with NZGOAL, NZDIMP and notify those releases on data.govt.nz.
So when the Open Data Charter says "Publish data on a central portal - discoverable and accessible" - NZDIMP does not say the equivalent, but the Declaration does.
Another example, where the ODC says "
Encourage use of open data to develop, implement and assess programmes, policies and better public services" - the Declaration says "We release it to encourage business and community involvement in government decision-making" (but NZDIMP does not (and doesn't need to in this context)).
So point one - a comparison needs to consider what the Declaration says.
Point two - is this a reason to review and consolidate for simplicity and better understanding for all?...