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» BBC News - Web inventor calls for government data transparency
Countries should be judged on their willingness to open up public data to their citizens, the inventor of the world wide web has told the BBC.
He said “openness of data and the neutrality of the network” should be considered as important as free speech.
» The cake test of freedom
"At last week’s Jornadas SIG Libre in Girona, Ivan Sanchez of the Spanish OpenStreetmap community told me about the cake test of data freedom.”
What is the cake test? Easy: geographic data, or a map, is open only if someone can make you a gift of a cake with your map on it.
The cake test is inspired by the dissident test and the desert island test used by the Debian community to gauge software freedom for packages to be included in a free and open distribution. […]
… freedom’s not just another word for anything, nor is it an optional ingredient. - Tim Bray (blog post)