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open data policy for    scientists as citizens and    for citizen science                            Mike Linksvayer (@mli...
meta       2
in part          Post-   thoughts                             3
“citizen science” contributions to scientific processesoutside of instutional context and/orby non-scientists?“scientists ...
high priests used to be looked upon for“truth” … but they controlled it tightlyscientists are looked upon to worktowards t...
“open data”anyone, any purpose...                      6
easy to get hung up on vulgar policy,eg licensingthink broadly about what, where, ends                                    ...
what is a mass collaboration dataproject? x: latent / explicit y: distributed / centralized z: crowdsourced / collaborativ...
consider location of “science” “semantic web” freebase musicbrainz openstreetmap wikidata dbpedia zooniverse ...          ...
what is a mass collaboration datapolicy?                                    10
restrictions & permissionstry to be Open; use terms otherprojects do; if you have to think, publicdomain for max donor, co...
“IP” never the ideal answerpoor substitute for other regulation...                                          12
...privacy, security, integritypublic licenses dull instruments forthese legitimate objectiveswhen so used overly restrict...
...transparency, replicability,modifiabilitycopyleft!part copyright etc neutralization, partregulatorywholesome goalsbewar...
explicit+centralized+collaborative= evinces need for public licenses likenothing else                                     ...
governanceof what?depends on location in each dimension                                        16
software to facilitate masscollaboration, egwikis~source controlsemantic stuff                              17
data management                  18
consider key ~policy choices (so far)made by a couple of aforementionedprojects                                        19
at what level should “policy” beconsidered (depends...)internationaljurisdicitoninstitutionalstandardsprojectindividual co...
some things to desire (~ends) frommass collaboration projects (thus toconsider in “policy”)curationprovenancedata improvem...
at least 3 methods of promoting andprotecting commonslaw&policybuildingextralegaleach has reactionary and progressiveaspec...
buildingfree knowledge & software invalidatesassumptions of, mitigates, and buildsconstituency against bad policyeach cont...
imagine a world in which Wikipedia isnot unusual:where mass collaboration obtains...disruptive innovationsuperior “product...
links: convey yourself to    gondwanaland.com/mlog    @mlinksva                                25i                        ...
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  1. 1. open data policy for scientists as citizens and for citizen science Mike Linksvayer (@mlinksva) Open Data Workshop Center for GIS, RCHSS, Academia Sinica 2012-11-01 1i
  2. 2. meta 2
  3. 3. in part Post- thoughts 3
  4. 4. “citizen science” contributions to scientific processesoutside of instutional context and/orby non-scientists?“scientists as citizens” scientists [including citizenscientists?] cognizant of the role oftheir work for society? 4
  5. 5. high priests used to be looked upon for“truth” … but they controlled it tightlyscientists are looked upon to worktowards truth … and their work isalways shared freely and open toscrutinyat least we have the right ideal now ☺ 5
  6. 6. “open data”anyone, any purpose... 6
  7. 7. easy to get hung up on vulgar policy,eg licensingthink broadly about what, where, ends 7
  8. 8. what is a mass collaboration dataproject? x: latent / explicit y: distributed / centralized z: crowdsourced / collaborative …: ... 8
  9. 9. consider location of “science” “semantic web” freebase musicbrainz openstreetmap wikidata dbpedia zooniverse ... 9
  10. 10. what is a mass collaboration datapolicy? 10
  11. 11. restrictions & permissionstry to be Open; use terms otherprojects do; if you have to think, publicdomain for max donor, copyleft [lookagain at nearby projects] for maxrecipient, but also possibly be bold,assume facts are free... 11
  12. 12. “IP” never the ideal answerpoor substitute for other regulation... 12
  13. 13. ...privacy, security, integritypublic licenses dull instruments forthese legitimate objectiveswhen so used overly restrictive,incompatible 13
  14. 14. ...transparency, replicability,modifiabilitycopyleft!part copyright etc neutralization, partregulatorywholesome goalsbeware FUD, incompatibility 14
  15. 15. explicit+centralized+collaborative= evinces need for public licenses likenothing else 15
  16. 16. governanceof what?depends on location in each dimension 16
  17. 17. software to facilitate masscollaboration, egwikis~source controlsemantic stuff 17
  18. 18. data management 18
  19. 19. consider key ~policy choices (so far)made by a couple of aforementionedprojects 19
  20. 20. at what level should “policy” beconsidered (depends...)internationaljurisdicitoninstitutionalstandardsprojectindividual contributor 20
  21. 21. some things to desire (~ends) frommass collaboration projects (thus toconsider in “policy”)curationprovenancedata improvement, normalization...innovation/disruption/not imaginedusesorientation toward public good... 21
  22. 22. at least 3 methods of promoting andprotecting commonslaw&policybuildingextralegaleach has reactionary and progressiveaspects 22
  23. 23. buildingfree knowledge & software invalidatesassumptions of, mitigates, and buildsconstituency against bad policyeach contribution to a commons is astrike against bad policy and dystopianfuture; that’s something to celebrateand proclaim! 23
  24. 24. imagine a world in which Wikipedia isnot unusual:where mass collaboration obtains...disruptive innovationsuperior “product”greater equalitygreater freedom...in all of the most crucial humanenterprises 24
  25. 25. links: convey yourself to gondwanaland.com/mlog @mlinksva 25i K✳0♡
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