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Posts tagged "Talis"
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...

Data Market Chat: Leigh Dodds discusses Kasabi

Kasabi sees its role very much as an enabler of aggregation. Rather than focusing, as some data markets do, on simply providing access to data sets, Kasabi is betting on the power of being able to combine and recombine data in compelling new ways. Hidden under the hood, Talis’ platform technology leverages the potential of...

Looking forward to The Semantic Link podcast on SemanticWeb.com

Image via Wikipedia Almost exactly two years ago, I announced my intention to leave Talis and strike out on my own. A year ago, the final piece of that transition concluded when we published the last episode of the Semantic Web Gang; a round table podcast that I began inside Talis and subsequently produced with...

Talking with Richard Stirling about progress with data.gov.uk

In my latest podcast I talk with Richard Stirling of the UK Government’s Cabinet Office, and we discuss progress with the Government’s ambitious data.gov.uk site. [display_podcast] This podcast was recorded on Friday 16 July, 2010. I spoke with John Sheridan of the Government’s Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) back in July of 2009, when...

Talking with Tom Steinberg about mySociety and public engagement with Government data

Continuing my ongoing series of Talis-sponsored podcasts, I recently spoke with Tom Steinberg. Tom is Director of mySociety, the not-for-profit organisation behind many of the UK’s most established efforts to increase the transparency and utility of Government information. Have a listen to hear about some of mySociety’s projects, and to learn Tom’s views on the...

The Semantic Web Gang – LIVE in San Jose

Image via Wikipedia One of the podcasts I’ve been doing for a while is the monthly Semantic Web Gang. It began whilst I was with Talis, and the company continues to support production and hosting of the show. Unlike most of my podcasts (all listed over there on the right, for those of you reading...

Podcasting ‘A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing’

Making the most of being in California’s timezone this week, I was pleased to be able to spend some time talking with two of the authors behind Above the Clouds: A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing, which was published online last week. I spoke with Armando Fox and Dave Patterson, both of Berkeley’s RAD Lab,...

A short chat with Duane Jackson of KashFlow about building SaaS applications

I spent some time yesterday afteroon talking with Duane Jackson, CEO of UK accountancy software firm KashFlow. Our conversation was recorded as a podcast, and published as part of the Talis series that I’ll keep contributing to over the coming months. Those podcasts have tended to focus specifically on the Semantic Web, but we’re keen...

Paul Miller is bound for pastures new

In September 2005, I took the daunting step of leaving the safety, familiarity and final salary pension of the UK public sector to join the Senior Management Team of a commercial technology company; Talis. I will be taking a bigger step in 2009, when I move from full time employment with Talis to see what...

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...

Does SaaSGrid speed the process of delivering SaaS applications?

As mentioned in my previous post, I recently spoke with Apprenda CEO Sinclair Schuller ahead of this week’s announcement of SaaSGrid. The formal release is perhaps deliberately ironic; “In an industry flooded with buzzwords and numerous companies jumping on the platform bandwagon, Apprenda cuts through the SaaS platform clutter and draws a bold line with...