Free Our Data: the blog

A Guardian Technology campaign for free public access to data about the UK and its citizens


ESRC events and Open Knowledge day: podcasts/transcripts available

The Open Knowledge Foundation event was very interesting: there’ll be a couple of blog posts arising from it (which I’ll put up here in a moment).

Meanwhile, Steve Coast of OpenStreetMap has put up the podcast of the panel at which Ed Parsons, he and I (Charles Arthur) spoke.

The National Centre for e-Social Sciences (NCeSS) has a page which might, or might not have the webcast – it’s not clear whether it will be archiving the content. It was a very interesting debate, made more interesting by the fact that many had thought – wrongly, we emphasise – that the campaign wants to make personal data available. We don’t. The aim is to get impersonal data made available without restriction for the cost of reproduction.

Update:

an interesting writeup from an archaeologist’s point of view.

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