A little less than a month ago the Open Data Institute launched Open Data Certificates, a new scheme to promote open datasets and help build trust between data producers and data consumers. Essentially, data producers fill in a detailed online survey for a particular dataset, covering various topics such as legal information (rights, licensing, privacy), practical information (findability, accuracy, quality, guarantees), technical information (locations, formats, trust) and social information (documentation, […]

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This week, I was invited to give talk at a workshop on Open Data and Open Government at the Innovationsforum Semantic Media Web in Berlin. There were short talks on different aspects on the topic; I was asked to provide a local Berlin perspective (slides see at the bottom of this post) based on my work on the Berlin Open Data Portal which I have recently started doing on behalf of BerlinOnline.

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