6 Things You May Not Know About Open Data
" The open data movement is gaining momentum in the public sector. But while buzzwords like 'open data' and 'big data' are becoming commonplace, some uncertainties persist about what open data really means and its benefits the public. So on Friday, May 3, Palo Alto, Calif., CIO Jonathan Reichental cleared up some of the confusion during the annual meeting for BayNet -- an multi-type library association consisting of professionals and librarians located in the San Francisco and the Bay Area -- held at the San Francisco Public Library . In his keynote speech at the event, Reichental said that when it comes to making data more open, 'The invisible becomes visible,' and he outlined six major points that identify and define what open data really is: 1. It's the liberation of peoples' data ... 2. Data has to be consumable by a machine ... 3. Data has a derivative value ... 4. It eliminates the middleman ... 5. Data creates deeper accountability ... 6. Open Data builds trust ..."