Open data entering the mainstream - but beware “open washing” - TM Forum Inform
"According to the new Open Data Barometer (3rd edition), published by the World Wide Web Foundation, open data is now entering the mainstream. The study finds that the majority of the countries in the survey (55 percent) now have an open data initiative in place and a national data catalog providing access to datasets. In addition, new open data initiatives are getting underway or are promised for the near future in a number of countries, including Ecuador, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Nepal, Thailand, Botswana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda. Citizens and the tech community are using government data in 93 percent of countries surveyed, even in countries where that data is not yet fully open ..."