Interesting how the general notion of open data seems to be couched in
the idea that data are only used to build cool "apps". Why is the
possibility that data could also be used to solve real world and
academic problems never cool enough? How do we get that message across?
Ottawa Citizen article from March 2, 2010:
"Sub-committee examines benefits of open data policy
By Neco Cockburn, The Ottawa Citizen March 2, 2010
The City of Ottawa might eventually post data online that would allow
computer programmers to develop nifty apps that show anything from the locations of daycares to where people can get good food at a safe restaurant."
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