Finding real gold with open data (Defrag 2009)

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Defining and using open data according to the open knowledge definition and the science commons protocol. Slides from my presentation of this topic at the Defrag Conference 2009 in Denver, Colorado.

Text of Finding real gold with open data (Defrag 2009)

Hva med pne data?

the speakerSvein-Magnus SrensenTwitter: @SveinMagnushttp://slideshare.net/sveinmagnus

Finding real gold with open data

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Open Data - a goldmine

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Business Analyst of Digital Innovationat Objectware AS

Master of Sciencein communications techand entrepreneurship

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Open Data - a goldmine

CONTENTMATTERS

Why isnt open source enough?

Open source doesnt require open formatsOpen source only covers the softwareData often lasts longer than softwareData is more valuable when accessibleAny code will be acceptable, any data wont

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Open data real gold

Canadian GoldCorp Inc. was near collapse in the late 90ies.Its Red Lake mine showed reduced output after 50 years of production Then something previously unheard of happened:

Inspired by the crowd-sourcing of Linux and Open Source, Rob McEwen announced The GoldCorp Challenge: a competition to find new gold in the mine. The full geological dataset from Red Lake was made available to contestants.

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Open Data - a goldmine

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110 new targets were suggested by contestants from around the world.80% of the targets submitted yielded substantial quantities of new goldGoldCorp got first look a wealth of new technologies for mine analysisProduction at Red Lake increased tenfold while mining costs dropped to 1/6th of their previous levels.

And the result?

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What is Open Data?

Open Knowledge Definition (http://www.opendefinition.org/)

Open data/content/information must: Be Available and Accessible at Reproduction Cost As a Whole Permit Free Redistribution Permit Reuse Under Same Terms Be Absent of Technological Restrictions Be Attributed as Required Keep Source Integrity Not Discriminate Access From Persons or Groups Not Discriminate Against Fields of Endeavor Be Distributed with only the Original License Must Not Be Licensed Specific to a Package Must Not by License Restrict the Distribution of Other Works

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Open Data - a goldmine

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Why should we create open data?

Restrictions on data re-use can create an anti-commons and its related tragedy.

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Open Data - a goldmine

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Why should we create open data?

Sponsors may not get full value of research unless the results are made freely available.

The rate of discovery often accelerates with better access to data.

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Open Data - a goldmine

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Why should we create open data?

Data access is often required for the operation of communal human activities.

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Open Data - a goldmine

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Saving lives with open data

M.V. Rocknes was a 166-metre cargo-ship with a crew of 30.

January 19th 2004 she ran aground and capsized. 18 people died in the accident.

The use of outdated maps by both the crew and the Norwegian pilotage authorities contributed to the wreck.

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If you love something

Set it free!

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Ensuring truly Open Data

Public Domain Only after the expiration of copyrightScience Commons protocol for open data

Creative Commons Zero (Link) Public Domain Dedication & Licence (Link)

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Open Data - a goldmine

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Follow the PDDL Community Norms: Avoid technical protection measures Always give credit where credit is due Use open formats Let others know! Share your work too!

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Open Data - a goldmine

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The road to open knowledge starts here!