Open Data Definition at OSCON
luis at tieguy.org
Wed Jun 30 04:41:37 UTC 2010
On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 8:18 PM, Russ Nelson <nelson at crynwr.com> wrote:
> Luis Villa writes:
> > On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 7:39 PM, Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 7:05 PM, Russ Nelson <nelson at crynwr.com> wrote:
> > >> I'm running a BOF at OSCON on Wednesday night at 7PM, with the
> > >> declared purpose of writing an Open Source Definition for Open Data.
> > >> Safe enough to say that the OSD has been quite successful in laying
> > >> out a set of criteria for what is, and what is not, Open Source. I
> > >> think we can and should do the same thing for Open Data.
> > >
> > > http://www.opendefinition.org/ ?
> > Sorry, that was sent without context. Should have said that many
> > people have been working on this problem for some time;
> > opendefinition.org is one of them, but there are others as well. I'm
> > certainly happy to make some introductions if you're interested.
> Fair enough ... so then the BOF attendees should review it and
> recommend that OSI endorse it, or not. The point of this exercise is
> not to create something from scratch, but instead for OSI to take a
> position on open data backed up by community input.
My own sense is that really the focus should be on open services; open
data is an important aspect of that but only one aspect. My own
wiki-pile of thinking on this (now 3+ years old) is here:
More in that space is here: http://autonomo.us/ including a decent
list of reading materials here:
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