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Question 4: "What could be done to make it easier for you to find government information online?"
Government information should be made available to search engines like Google by providing topic specific pages, in text that search engines can understand so that people can use the tools they are used to to get information. There is no need to create an elaborate portal and specialized search engine for this sort of effort, at least in the foreseeable future.
Specifically about Open Information, again, it should all be either released to the public domain or if that's not possible licensed using a license that conforms to opendefinition.org. It should not be given a different license than open data if you want people to be able to use it.- Herb Lainchbury