(W8) whitepaper Open Data - HR
Recent years has seen the introduction of the term Open Data. This denotes data that is reusable and distributable without cost. Open Data could thus include any data object that can be used by third parties for free, with naming the source of the data as only requirement. While the term Open Data has gained popularity in recent years, it describes a phenomenon that is rooted in movements such as Open Source Software. This movement has transformed from being driven by individual enthusiasm to commercially viable products . For public sector data, judicial frameworks that ensure personal data access by individuals have been instrumental in opening up government. In this paper, we will introduce the concept of open data, from the point of view of government, private companies and individuals. It gives an oversight of its origins and motivations, looking at judicial, societal, cultural and financial aspects. We also highlight some examples of open data implementation, concluding with the future of open data.
In Human Library: Peter Conradie