The best of open data

Posted: October 12, 2010 in Open data
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Some would call my interest in the open data movement an obsession – and I guess they’re probably right. I’m convinced that once we open up all proprietary and closed data we’ll be unleashing one of the biggest, unresolved potentials in the world today.

My inspirations are Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the world wide web and linked data protagonist), Tim O’Reilly (open data and open source visionary), Hans Rosling (professor of global health and data visualization guru) and I admire the efforts of the likes of Streetfilms, who brilliantly document open data success stories in urban environments.

Here’s my current favourite video selection. Let me know if I need to add other shots to my Delicious.

Tim Berners-Lee on the next web

Tim O’Reilly’s speech at Gov 2.0 Expo 2010 – Government as a platform

Tim Berners-Lee: The year open data went worldwide

My favourite Hans Rosling TED talk

Streetfilms’ Open data in transit

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