When talking about open data the 5-star principle has paved our way. And although the highest level, linked data, is machine readable, it is not application friendly from a reusability perspective. By "reusable applications" I mean applications (mobile apps, server apps, web-apps, etc) that work on multiple data sources from different data publishers without configuration changes.
For example, an application to visualize results of local elections would be far more reusable if there were a data format for election results.
I am looking for data standards for open data that applications can use to operate on multiple data sources. I could not find any standards directories nor standardizing bodies that drive this process.
This could be a killer feature for the open data movement since, on one hand, application developers could rely on a single format description, and on the other hand data publishers get applications for published data faster and cheaper.
Do we already have such "domain" standards for open data formats? Am I missing something?