Finding real gold with open data (Defrag 2009)


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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.

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Finding real gold with open data (Defrag 2009)

  1. 1. Finding real gold with open data<br />the speaker<br />Svein-Magnus Sørensen<br /><ul><li>Twitter: @SveinMagnus
  2. 2.</li></ul>1<br />Open Data - a goldmine<br />Business Analyst of Digital Innovationat Objectware AS<br />Master of Science<br />in communicationstechand entrepreneurship<br />Photo by BullionVault @ Flickr, CC BY-ND<br />
  3. 3. 2<br />Open Data - a goldmine<br />CONTENT<br />MATTERS <br />
  4. 4. Whyisn’topensourceenough?<br /><ul><li>Open source doesn’t require open formats
  5. 5. Open source only covers the software
  6. 6. Data often lasts longer than software
  7. 7. Data is more valuable when accessible
  8. 8. Any code will be acceptable, any data won’t</li></ul>3<br />Open Data - a goldmine<br />Graphic by OpenSourceInitiative, CC BY<br />
  9. 9. Open data – real gold<br />Canadian GoldCorp Inc. was near collapse in the late 90’ies.<br />It’s Red Lake mine showed reduced output after 50 years of production <br />Then something previously unheard of happened: <br />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.<br />4<br />Open Data - a goldmine<br />Photo by Rickz @ Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND<br />
  10. 10. 5<br />Open Data - a goldmine<br />And the result?<br /><ul><li>110 new targets were suggested by contestants from around the world.
  11. 11. 80% of the targets submitted yielded substantial quantities of new gold
  12. 12. GoldCorp got first look a wealth of new technologies for mine analysis
  13. 13. Production at Red Lake increased tenfold while mining costs dropped to 1/6th of their previous levels.</li></ul>Photo by BullionVault @ Flickr, CC BY-ND<br />
  14. 14. What is Open Data?<br /> Open Knowledge Definition(<br />Open data/content/information must:<br /> Be Available and Accessible at Reproduction Cost “As a Whole”<br /> Permit Free Redistribution<br /> Permit Reuse Under Same Terms<br /> Be Absent of Technological Restrictions<br /> Be Attributed as Required<br /> Keep Source Integrity<br /> Not Discriminate Access From Persons or Groups<br /> Not Discriminate Against Fields of Endeavor<br /> Be Distributed with only the Original License<br /> Must Not Be Licensed Specific to a Package<br /> Must Not by License Restrict the Distribution of Other Works<br />6<br />Open Data - a goldmine<br />Graphic by ronin691 @ Flickr, CC BY-SA<br />
  15. 15. Whyshouldwecreate open data?<br /><ul><li>Restrictions on data re-use can create an anti-commons and its related tragedy.</li></ul>7<br />Open Data - a goldmine<br />Photo by robokow Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA<br />
  16. 16. Whyshouldwecreate open data?<br /><ul><li>Sponsors may not get full value of research unless the results are made freely available.
  17. 17. The rate of discovery often accelerates with better access to data.</li></ul>8<br />Open Data - a goldmine<br />Photo by Victor.Correa Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA<br />
  18. 18. Whyshouldwecreate open data?<br /><ul><li>Data access is often required for the operation of communal human activities.</li></ul>9<br />Open Data - a goldmine<br />Photo by coreytempleton Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA<br />
  19. 19. Saving lives with open data<br /><ul><li>M.V. Rocknes was a 166-metre cargo-ship with a crew of 30.
  20. 20. January 19th 2004 she ran aground and capsized. 18 people died in the accident.
  21. 21. The use of outdated maps by both the crew and the Norwegian pilotage authorities contributed to the wreck.</li></ul>10<br />Open Data - a goldmine<br />Photos by Smit International / Scanpix<br />
  22. 22. 11<br />Open Data - a goldmine<br />Ifyou love something…<br />Set it free!<br />Photo by keltanen @ Flickr, CC BY-NC<br />
  23. 23. EnsuringtrulyOpen Data<br />Public Domain – Only after the expiration of copyright<br />Science Commons protocol for open data<br /><ul><li> Creative Commons Zero (Link)
  24. 24. Public Domain Dedication & Licence(Link)</li></ul>12<br />Open Data - a goldmine<br />Followthe PDDL Community Norms:<br /><ul><li>Avoid technical protection measures
  25. 25. Always give credit where credit is due
  26. 26. Use open formats
  27. 27. Let others know!
  28. 28. Share your work too! </li></ul>Photo by suttonhoo@ Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA<br />
  29. 29. 13<br />Open Data - a goldmine<br />The road to open knowledge <br />starts here!<br />Photo by danesparza @ Flickr, CC BY-ND<br />