Socrata CEO Kevin Merritt on Open Data: Merritt and host Adriel Hampton discuss open data principles, open standards and APIs, and how to use social principles to get more value out of government data.
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Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a pretty important person when it comes to the 21st century. He pretty much invented the World Wide Web, and currently leads the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
He’s also a big proponent of linked data — a concept that he says differs somewhat from open data.
From http://www.abc.net.au/rn/scienceshow/stories/2010/3090466.htm After a long campaign dating back to 2006, the UK government has released once classified data, changing the previous secrecy code purveying over government work and data sets. Naomi Fowler reports on what’s changed since the once secret data has been released. So is publishing data the new default position for government in the UK? Proponents argue releasing data allows new enterprises to emerge and site satellite navigation is a prime example.
Interview with open data, transparency, and openness advocate Nathaniel Heller of Global Integrity.
Good insight on how Open Data is merely part of the umbrella of Openness, and Transparency, that we are all in a global struggle for.