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Defining and using open data according to the open knowledge definition and the science commons protocol. Slides from my presentation of this topic at the Defrag Conference 2009 in Denver, Colorado.

Defining and using open data according to the open knowledge definition and the science commons protocol. Slides from my presentation of this topic at the Defrag Conference 2009 in Denver, Colorado.

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  • Finding real gold with open data
    the speaker
    Svein-Magnus Sørensen
    • Twitter: @SveinMagnus
    • http://slideshare.net/sveinmagnus
    1
    Open Data - a goldmine
    Business Analyst of Digital Innovationat Objectware AS
    Master of Science
    in communicationstechand entrepreneurship
    Photo by BullionVault @ Flickr, CC BY-ND
  • 2
    Open Data - a goldmine
    CONTENT
    MATTERS
  • Whyisn’topensourceenough?
    • Open source doesn’t require open formats
    • Open source only covers the software
    • Data often lasts longer than software
    • Data is more valuable when accessible
    • Any code will be acceptable, any data won’t
    3
    Open Data - a goldmine
    Graphic by OpenSourceInitiative, CC BY
  • Open data – real gold
    Canadian GoldCorp Inc. was near collapse in the late 90’ies.
    It’s Red Lake mine showed reduced output after 50 years of production
    Then something previously unheard of happened:
    Inspired by the crowd-sourcing of Linux and Open Source, Rob McEwen announced The GoldCorp Challenge: a competition to find new gold in the mine. The full geological dataset from Red Lake was made available to contestants.
    4
    Open Data - a goldmine
    Photo by Rickz @ Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND
  • 5
    Open Data - a goldmine
    And the result?
    • 110 new targets were suggested by contestants from around the world.
    • 80% of the targets submitted yielded substantial quantities of new gold
    • GoldCorp got first look a wealth of new technologies for mine analysis
    • Production at Red Lake increased tenfold while mining costs dropped to 1/6th of their previous levels.
    Photo by BullionVault @ Flickr, CC BY-ND
  • What is Open Data?
    Open Knowledge Definition(http://www.opendefinition.org/)
    Open data/content/information must:
    Be Available and Accessible at Reproduction Cost “As a Whole”
    Permit Free Redistribution
    Permit Reuse Under Same Terms
    Be Absent of Technological Restrictions
    Be Attributed as Required
    Keep Source Integrity
    Not Discriminate Access From Persons or Groups
    Not Discriminate Against Fields of Endeavor
    Be Distributed with only the Original License
    Must Not Be Licensed Specific to a Package
    Must Not by License Restrict the Distribution of Other Works
    6
    Open Data - a goldmine
    Graphic by ronin691 @ Flickr, CC BY-SA
  • Whyshouldwecreate open data?
    • Restrictions on data re-use can create an anti-commons and its related tragedy.
    7
    Open Data - a goldmine
    Photo by robokow Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA
  • Whyshouldwecreate open data?
    • Sponsors may not get full value of research unless the results are made freely available.
    • The rate of discovery often accelerates with better access to data.
    8
    Open Data - a goldmine
    Photo by Victor.Correa Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA
  • Whyshouldwecreate open data?
    • Data access is often required for the operation of communal human activities.
    9
    Open Data - a goldmine
    Photo by coreytempleton Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA
  • Saving lives with open data
    • M.V. Rocknes was a 166-metre cargo-ship with a crew of 30.
    • January 19th 2004 she ran aground and capsized. 18 people died in the accident.
    • The use of outdated maps by both the crew and the Norwegian pilotage authorities contributed to the wreck.
    10
    Open Data - a goldmine
    Photos by Smit International / Scanpix
  • 11
    Open Data - a goldmine
    Ifyou love something…
    Set it free!
    Photo by keltanen @ Flickr, CC BY-NC
  • EnsuringtrulyOpen Data
    Public Domain – Only after the expiration of copyright
    Science Commons protocol for open data
    • Creative Commons Zero (Link)
    • Public Domain Dedication & Licence(Link)
    12
    Open Data - a goldmine
    Followthe PDDL Community Norms:
    • Avoid technical protection measures
    • Always give credit where credit is due
    • Use open formats
    • Let others know!
    • Share your work too!
    Photo by suttonhoo@ Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA
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    Open Data - a goldmine
    The road to open knowledge
    starts here!
    Photo by danesparza @ Flickr, CC BY-ND