Blogger Petermr talks about a lecture he gave yesterday at the RSC meeting on open data in chemistry, which he fully supports. Some of his main points: data are different from text, data matter, and data must be open. He predicts that formal aggregators will be phased out in the next five years, and is of the opinion that publishers have to make a decision. "'Mumble' is no good. Either you are an enthusiastic publisher of Open Data or you are a closed publisher," he writes. "Your choice."
Let the Data Loose
May 23, 2008