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Re: Defining "Open" Data (was RE: no F2F3 in 2009 -- Re: Agenda, eGov IG Call, 11 Nov 2009)

From: Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray@okfn.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 17:43:30 +0000
Message-ID: <54ca21750911120943t636730a0j8b2d2f1ffbb2b11d@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Emmanouil Batsis (Manos)" <manos@abiss.gr>
Cc: Todd Vincent <todd.vincent@xmllegal.org>, Niklas Lindström <lindstream@gmail.com>, "prof. dr. Tom M. van Engers" <vanengers@uva.nl>, peter.krantz@gmail.com, david osimo <david.osimo@gmail.com>, Jose Manuel Alonso <josema.alonso@fundacionctic.org>, eGovIG IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
The Open Knowledge Definition aims to give a definition of the 'open'
in 'open data':

  http://opendefinition.org/

Functionally, it is a bit like the definitions for Free/Open Source
software - providing criteria for determining which licenses, legal
tools and terms and conditions make the material they are applied to
'open'. It covers everything from the UK Click Use PSI License to some
(but not all) of the Creative Commons licenses.

Is this of interest?

-- 
Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation
http://www.okfn.org


On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 5:27 PM, Emmanouil Batsis (Manos)
<manos@abiss.gr> wrote:
> Todd Vincent wrote:
>>
>> This is an interesting topic.
>
> Very true, but not all possible aspects are within scope here.
>
> As a citizen, I'm certainly interested in social and practical openness,
>  meaning information accessible by all and for any possible use when talking
> about government data. Tech-wise though, we mostly mean easy to use in the
> context of heterogeneous systems etc.
>
> Of course, I'm sure many would be interested in ways "open" in the technical
> sense may be directed in such a way as to produce social (side?) effects.
>
> Oh well.
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