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Second User Board meeting: Recommendations for technology and methodology

The COMSODE project User Board met for the second time on 11th June 2014 in Slovak capital Bratislava, with the aim to discuss best practice cases and collect recommendations. The User Board members from 10 European countries and variety of organisations shared with the Comsode consortium their experience from numerous European Open Data projects and national and regional initiatives. Later, there were created two workshop streams to gain focus and produce recommendations for project future work.

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(1) Open Data Node architecture and features were discussed from the user perspective. The most emphasized aspects were:  tools to be used for data quality measurement, load peaks mitigation strategy, linking of the data, feedback mechanisms and proper use cases for demonstration of features.

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(2) In the second stream, legal issues and methodologies were the programme. Various perspectives related to publication of data inside the project were considered.  There was a call for universal workflow for choosing a license for a given dataset, currently not existing in the EU. It was recommended to investigate CC4.0 and other options for the usage of the outcome of the Comsode. The methodology of Comsode has also to address the Right to be forgotten in a proper way.

These and some more responses will be integrated in the Comsode plan of the work accordingly.

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User Board expressed their concerns but more importantly, also outlined ways to deal with them. They will serve as a source of inspiration for the further work of Comsode project.

The Comsode consortium highly appreciates views of User Board members and suggestions expressed during the productive meeting and is looking forward for the further cooperation with the European voice of Open Data users.

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