Open research data without borders
The concept of open data may be viewed as a consequence of open source movement since the 80’s of the last century. The word “open” is very old, but the inherent concept of it has been rediscovered in the context of open source movement. Open means “anyone can freely access, use, modify, and share for any purpose (subject, at most, to requirements that preserve provenance, and openness).” Open data are thus resonates a viewpoint that certain data (may be context‑specific or subject‑specific) should be freely available to everyone to use and republish at per their intention, without restrictions from copyright, patents, or other mechanisms of control. The major objectives of the open data movement are similar to those of other “Open” movements such as open source, open hardware, open content, and open access. The term “Open Data” has gained recognition since the 90’s of the last century along with the increasing popularity of the internet, World Wide Web and the launch of open‑data government initiatives such as Data.gov and Data.gov.uk. Read more. . .