Posts Tagged ‘open data’

Looking a Gift Horse

Friday, March 18th, 2011

(via Michael Geist) Some have objected to restrictive license terms on our nation’s new “Open Data Portal” which would stop someone from using the data “in any way which, in the opinion of Canada, may bring disrepute to or prejudice the reputation of Canada.” Treasury Board Secretary Stockwell Day responded to the concern by indicating that was not the intent and that the out-of-date language would be addressed. In the light of our nation’s new name, the language will be corrected to preclude any use which  “in the opinion of Harper, may bring disrepute to or prejudice the reputation of Harper.”

Data Sharing Speeds Research

Monday, August 16th, 2010

An article in the NYTimes (coming to me via Michael Geist) reports progress in Alzheimer’s research coming as a result of researchers adopting the principle of open data. (more…)