Components Supporting the Open Data Exploitation
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Archives for Publication

Licence Comparison and Compatibility Assessment

Whenever re-using open data from third parties, for further consuming, integration or publication purposes, and whenever such data are released under different licences, a licence comparison activity is necessary in order to check and access the legal compatibility of the actions permitted, forbidden or required by their licenses. In the specific domain of data integration, for example, all the licences attached to the datasets that should be integrated must at least permit to adapt (e.g., to transform, link, mash-up, combine) or derive from the original works a new work Read More

Process of publishing the Open Data

1. Action Plan for publishing Open Dataopen govt

It is helpful to be aware that a number of steps need to be undertaken before the data is published (e.g. in Public Organizations). These include issues like:

  •  Mapping and understanding organizational processes (knowing what is going on, where data is produced, what the information flows are)
  • Understanding the technical requirements (IT infrastructure)
  • Understanding the related costs (e.g. costs required for hardware, human resources costs)
  • Prioritization (what data should be published first?)
  • Release schedule (what will be published when?)

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