The Potential of Open Data
Viewpoint article by Sabri Abarkan, Vivsan
Entering a new era of technology and information distribution comes with growing demands. While in the past governments, scientists and businesses have capitalised on restricting access to information, many are beginning to see the potential in developing new services in an environment where information is readily available to everyone. Europe has implemented the G8 Open Data Charter, and national governments around the world are opening up vast amounts of data produced in the past. In such an environment, scientists and businesses can look to thrive through utilization rather than ownership of information, and develop new types of services.