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Treat Data As Code - Directions Magazine -
"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." ‎· silpol
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. ‎· 9000
@9000 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". ‎· silpol