I wonder what are the possible data formats that can be published for 1-star level of open data.

The only example I have found is with the PDF format, I wonder if there are other possible formats to obtain the first star.


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For level 1, any format is fine. Even a picture of data written on a sheet of paper is OK. That's because level 1 is only about web availability and license.

So, yes, any format: PDF, XLS, CSV, JPG, SQL, or even opaque binary blobs.

From http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html :

(1 star) Available on the web (whatever format) but with an open licence, to be Open Data

Open data stars mug

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