Open Data needs open standards and open research : an academic and standardization point of view.

speech from Fabien L. Gandon at the Open World Forum, septembre 2011

Publié le 26 septembre 2011, par Thérèse Hameau

Open data needs open formats like XML to be stored and exchanged and in that sense having a neutral standardization body like W3C is vital to design and publish standard formats.
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Open data also needs open data structures for instance the RDF standard is inherently open : not only is it a nonproprietary model with nonproprietary syntax, it is also designed to make datasets extensible and reusable.
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Open data also needs open protocols to be accessible to everyone from everywhere.
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Open data also needs open schemas to capture their meaning, ensure their interoperability and foster automated use and reuse.
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