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Open Data: Standardizing Agreements to Enable Easier Data Sharing and Collaboration

By Dick Weisinger

There are an abundant number of open source licenses to choose from to support the public sharing and collaboration of software code. These licenses include Apache, BSD, GNU, MIT, Mozilla and others. That’s not the case though when it comes

Open Data: Data May Not Be Open, But is it FAIR?

By Dick Weisinger

Governments and academics are increasingly opening up their data sets for the research community.  A survey by Figshare found organizations increasingly opening up the data which they acquire. But more importantly, more organizations sharing data are providing that data according

Open Data: SAP/Microsoft/Adobe Team for Open Data Alliance

By Dick Weisinger

Recently, Adobe, Microsoft and SAP announced the Open Data Initiative, a plan where the three vendors work together to create better data interoperability between their software products. Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO , said that “together with Adobe and SAP, we

Open Data: AI Defends Open Data Against Malicious Graffiti, but is not yet Foolproof

By Dick Weisinger

Open Data projects like Wikipedia provide useful repositories of information.  But open data repositories are often targets of malicious edit attacks. Data is changed in ways to alter or deface information. Three years ago, Wikipedia deployed AI to try to

Open Data: Microsoft Bing Contributes Building Footprint Data to OpenStreetMap

By Dick Weisinger

OpenStreetMap recently released 125 million US building footprints, contributed by Microsoft,  as part of their open available geo-data set.  The work at Microsoft was done as part of the Bing search engine.  OpenStreetMap is a free and editable map of