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Questions tagged [open-definition]

The Open Definition sets out principles that define “openness” in relation to data and content.

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There are some “Right of Knowledge Acquisition” in the Right to education?

Educational rights and the Freedom of information (FOI) are in the "Fundamental Rights", and are adopted as law in many countries. The FOI establish a kind of "right-to-know" in the governance sphere,...
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Is public information obtained through FOIA an example of Open Data?

I have collected information about a public school district in the U.S. I have obtained some of it through FOIA. Some of it was obtained from the district's website previously, although it is no ...
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Accessibility categories for social media data

What is the best way to generically categorise data in social media back-end databases within a context of level of openness? Both academic sources and own thoughts and ideas are appreciated as I ...
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Scraping pages to get prices can be considered as OpenData

I have a discussion in a Google Group about the next thing: One person wants to scrape multiple web sites to gather prices of different types of technology products (cell phones, TVs, computers, ...
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Data Classification [closed]

What is the best practice when classifying data into private, public, confidential etc.. Is data classification part of the central policy or is it decentralised? What are the challenges faced by US ...
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No data dump and low daily-cap API: Can it be called Open Data?

Imagine a service that claims all of its data is Open Data, but: Data dumps are not available Data is huge The only way to get data is the API, which is limited to 50 requests per day (0.001% of ...
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Does data stored in Mendeley qualify as open data?

I am curious as to what makes a database open. Specifically, on another SE site I have been in discussions with a developer at Mendeley (a reference manager and social network) about whether it ...
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When is open data not open?

I saw that Glasgow (I live there) is boasting about their open data (http://open.glasgow.gov.uk/). Yet I saw a tweet from an OpenStreet Map/Open data enthusiast: "It seems that, in spite of the hype, ...
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From an entrepreneur's perspective, are there reasons to open data?

Open data is perceived as being free. One argument against open data I often hear is that by making data open, you might lose your advantage over the competion. This way of thinking also keeps some ...
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Is “open” data free as in speech, free as in beer, both, or something else?

In open data, should I understand open to mean: Free as in speech Free as in beer, gratis Both? Something else? For example, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) has ...
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What's the difference between Open Data and Big Data

Open Data can be Big Data, and Big Data can be Open Data -- but they are not synonymous. What is the major difference between the two?
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Does there exist an authorative definition of an open dataset?

I've seen several attempts to define open data and open datasets. One much cited is Tim Berners Lee's 5 Star crieria for linked open data. The Wikipedia page on Open Data is also often referenced. ...
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Restrict search to open datasets on CKAN's Data Hub?

The Data Hub, powered by CKAN, is an impressive collection of datasets available on the web. Currently it lists more than 6000 datasets — however, not all of them are available under an Open Data ...