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The Global Impact of Open Data by Stefaan Verhulst, Andrew Young

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Appendix A. Appendix

Open Data Definitions—What’s in a Name?

Open Definition (referenced by Open Data Handbook, ODI, Open Data Census, and OECD Open Data Analytical Framework)
“Open data is data that can be freely used, reused, and redistributed by anyone—subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and share alike.”
The White House, 2013 OMB Memorandum
“Open data refers to publicly available data structured in a way that enables the data to be fully discoverable and usable by end users.”
Data.Gov.UK
“Open data is data that is published in an open format, is machine readable, and is published under a license that allows for free reuse.”
Dbpedia: A nucleus for a web of open data
“Open data is the idea that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents, or other mechanisms of control.”
Open Data Institute
“Open data is information that is available for anyone to use, for any purpose, at no cost. Open data has to have a license that says it is open data. Without a license, the data can’t be reused. These principles for open data are described in detail in the Open Definition.”
LinkedGov
“Open data is non-personally identifiable data produced in the course of an organization’s ordinary business, which has been released under an unrestricted license. Open public data is underpinned by the philosophy that data generated or collected by organizations in the public sector should belong to ...

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