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On petermr's blog, he comments on a recent blog post calling for the creating of a "Wikipedia for data." While he thinks it's great that the mainstream is realizing the importance of open data, "it will take a more decentralized and componentized form than simply a 'wikipedia' for data." He says the main issues are discoverability of datasets, developing, and componentizing data.

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