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Posts tagged "Open Data Commons"
Thinking about Open Data, with a little help from the Data Hub

Thinking about Open Data, with a little help from the Data Hub

Continuing to explore the adoption of explicit Open Data licenses, I’ve been having a trawl through some of the data in the Open Knowledge Foundation‘s Data Hub. I’m disappointed – but not surprised – by the extent to which widely applicable Open Data licenses are (not!) being applied. For those who are impatient or already aware of the background,...
Survey: How open is your data?

Survey: How open is your data?

Back in 2006 as we rolled out the first public draft of the Talis Community Licence, the world of data licensing seemed a simple place. Today, the Open Knowledge Foundation‘s Data Hub contains 3,888 data sets, many of which are explicitly licensed with respect to the Open Definition. But many are still not explicitly licensed. Over at...

Open is good – but encouragement better than mandate

Openness is undeniably cool right now, at least if you move in the slightly odd circles that I do. Openly available scientific papers are disrupting the world of scholarly publishing (which may not be all good, but that’s a post for another day). Openly available university courses are finally beginning to work out how to...

Licensing of Linked Data

As part of a workshop at this year’s International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), former colleague Leigh Dodds prepared an interesting diagram on the ways in which resources comprising the Linked Data Cloud are currently licensed. For various reasons, I was unable to make it to Virginia for the event, but a scan through the presentations...

John Wilbanks talks about Creative Commons, Data, Science and more

Image by mecredis via Flickr My latest podcast is with John Wilbanks, the VP at Creative Commons with responsibility for their Science Commons project. John has a varied background that includes founding a bio-informatics startup, Harvard’s Berkman Center, the World Wide Web Consortium and the US Congress. In his current role at Science Commons, he...

Synergies in Big Data ?

Image via Wikipedia A short post, sparked by two related items that arrived by Twitter and email almost simultaneously. Via Twitter, TechnologyReview reports that it’s getting easier to visualise massive data sets without the traditional supercomputer. Via email, the UK’s Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) announces its contribution of £200,000 to a joint funding call...

Amazon Public Data Sets bring the Cloud of Data closer

Image via CrunchBase, source unknown It began, as so many things do these days, with an idle tweet. On 21 November, Amazon Web Services‘ Deepak Singh pointed to a new page describing the company’s ‘Public Data Sets on Amazon Web Services.’ Lidija Davis covered the news for ReadWriteWeb two days later and on 4 December...