Governments worldwide are making much of their data publicly available. They have two main reasons for this: to improve the functioning of government and society as a whole, and to stimulate economic development. These goals have so far been achieved only partially.
This Business Scenario describes the problems that are limiting the achievement of these goals, the business and technology environments and processes for publication of public sector data, and the people and computing components (called "actors") who execute the scenario. These considerations lead to requirements for standards and best practices for publication of public sector information.