Open Data

Open data is the idea that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control. The goals of the open data movement are similar to those of other "Open" movements such as open source, open hardware, open content, and open access. The philosophy behind open data has been long established (for example in the Mertonian tradition of science), but the term "open data" itself is recent, gaining popularity with the rise of the Internet and World Wide Web and, especially, with the launch of open-data government initiatives such as Data.gov and Data.gov.uk.
Posts about Open Data
  • The Future of Technical SEO is Open Data

    … However, apps do pose a problem in the fact they are ‘walled’ gardens that could result in the internet being progressively less ‘open’. The original vision of the internet set out by Tim Berners Lee in the 80’s is that the web would be unrestricted, and search engines such as Google and early browsers let Netscape enabled users to explore…

    Pete Campbell/ State of Digitalin SEO- 43 readers -
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