Two steps forward (open source, open access), one step back (open data)

Connotea Imports 2012-07-31


"Thus far both the open source and open access movements have co-existed with their profit-oriented counterparts with minimal disruption. Microsoft still profits from selling copies of Windows as Apple does from its operating system Leonard. Many journals have web-based versions in which articles must be individually purchased or accessed through an institutional subscription. Open data has much deeper potential to disrupt the status quo. It has the ability to challenge “truth”. This is raw data. In this context data (and knowledge) is more about power, not just about money. And people are starting to notice...."


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Date tagged:

07/31/2012, 13:38

Date published:

05/29/2011, 23:22