The ontology is designed to enable publication of information on organizations and organizational structures including governmental organizations. It provides a generic, reusable core ontology that can be extended or specialized for use in particular situations.
People often think of linked data as being a way to connect descriptions of things into a graph of relationships, for example to link a school to the organization that oversees it. So how do we deal with data which is naturally presented as tables and charts, things like official statistics or environmental measurements?
It is important that Open Data is clearly licensed so that consumers can understand any requirements that apply to re-use of a dataset. The rights statement vocabulary supports publishing licensing metadata in machine-readable formats