Wednesday, April 16, 2008

"Wikipedia for Data"

Bret Taylor has a refreshing and rather simple (powerful) idea: Wikipedia for data. All kinds of data. From what I would consider scientific data, to census data to geographic data to TV listings to stock data to CD cover and track data to .....whatever. Cut out the lawyers and the licensing. Open Data for all to use and experiment with.

Coming from a country where you have to buy census data (!!!), this is a wonderful idea. Spread the meme.

1 comment:

ChemSpiderMan said...

YOu might be interested in the new WiChempedia...

http://www.chemspider.com/blog/wichempedia-very-early-beta-is-released-using-new-chemspider-dedicated-website-approach.html