Open data: free to use and republish

By Nick Holmes on September 26, 2018
Leave a comment
Filed under Public Sector Information

Open data is the idea that some data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or similar. The philosophy behind it is long established, but the term “open data” itself was more recently coined. It appeared for the first time in 1995, in a document from an American scientific agency, and it gained traction with the rise of the internet and the web as the platform enabling its effective delivery.

Continue reading my article on open data in the September issue of Internet Newsletter for Lawyers.