Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tim Berners Lee and Open Data

"Scientists’ possessive view toward data is changing, Berners-Lee said, as researchers begin to understand what bloggers have come to know — that if information is shared, it can draw together people with similar interests who can help advance common goals.

However, he enumerated several challenges before the opening of a global marketplace for data. For example, applications built on freely available data can make lots of money, but how can the system ensure that those who compile such data are compensated fairly?"

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