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Monday, April 14, 2008

Open data going mainstream?

Rufus Pollock, Open Data Going Mainstream?, Open Knowledge Foundation Weblog, April 10, 2008.

Bret Taylor’s recent post entitled “We Need a Wikipedia for Data” has been garnering a lot of attention around the blogosphere. While his suggestions are not particularly novel, the post and the attention it has garnered, is, I think, indicative of the growing interests in the issues of (open) data and its importance for the development of related services and products. ...

... [T]his kind of interest from a wider audience indicates that issues of data openness and production are going mainstream — something we as a community should strongly welcome.