Treat Data As Code - Directions Magazine -
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"I’d argue that open data today is exactly where open source was some two decades ago, and I’d love to see if we couldn’t fast forward the community a bit. Imagine if every time the government posted a dataset, rather than posting the data as a zip file or to a proprietary data portal, the agency treated the data as open source."
Open source software is something *created* by people. Open source data should be equally created, that is, collected by volunteers, not just released by some benevolent entities.
more often than not "possession of benevolent entities" is actually common good made on money and/or effort of all people, i.e. not effort of those who drive "entities".
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