Why You Should Be Interested in Open Data

Rikki Endsley

ROSE Blog: Rikki's Open Source Exchange

Oct 26, 2010 GMT
Rikki Kite

Emma Jane Hogbin, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Green Party of Canada candidate, writes about the new Open Government Initiative launched by the Liberal Party of Canada. (Let's hear you say that sentence out loud three times... but I digress.)

In her blog post, Emma explains the difference between "freely available information" and "open data". She says, "Freely available information can only be used as-is. Open data, on the other hand, is released into the public with the intention of it being remixed by other people." Check out her blog post for more of her thoughts on open data and open access to information.

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