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Are we at a tipping point for open data?

from The Scholarly Kitchen

In February, President Barack Obama showed off his dad-joke skills while announcing the appointment of the first U.S. Chief Data Scientist. The focus of much of the White House's messaging around this appointment has been on making the government's own data publicly available. In his "memo to the American people," however, Dr. D.J. Patil talked about acting as a conduit between government, academia and industry. In some ways, this latest move can be seen as a continuation of a U.S. government push toward open data that mirrors efforts in Europe and elsewhere. more

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