Box 8: Example of a barrier to re-using public sector information
'I got in touch with the Stern report team, because I wanted to re-publish it in a format that
people could easily read and discuss on the internet. I couldn't make the person at the other end
of the phone line understand why I didn't want the report in 600 page PDF format. So I said I
wanted to be able to read it on my phone. He told me to get a better phone.'