Open data

The Open Knowledge Foundation defines open data as “any content, information or data that people are free to use, re-use and redistribute.” Data can thus be exchanged, shared, and modified. Criteria of “open” data are: availability, re-use, and global participation.

Open data is also a general movement for free and open data. The movement affects all industries, including culture, finance, and science. Some government platforms allow users to share and re-use data such as Data.gov in the US and Data.gov.uk in the UK.

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