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Oct 13 2010

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El zen de los datos abiertos

Comparto este escrito de Chris McDowall sobre el poder de los datos abierto desde la filosofía del Zen. Una excelente declaración que puede utilizarse como introducción a las actividades de la Semana del Acceso Abierto que se celebrará del 18 al 24 de octubre.

The Zen of Open Data, by Chris McDowall

Open is better than closed.
Transparent is better than opaque.
Simple is better than complex.
Accessible is better than inaccessible.
Sharing is better than hoarding.
Linked is more useful than isolated.
Fine grained is preferable to aggregated.
(Although there are legitimate privacy and security limitations.)
Optimise for machine readability — they can translate for humans.
Barriers prevent worthwhile things from happening.
“Flawed, but out there” is a million times better than “perfect, but unattainable”.
Opening data up to thousands of eyes makes the data better.
Iterate in response to demand.
There is no one true feed for all eternity — people need to maintain this stuff.

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