How far should openness extend? | Opensource.com
How far should openness extend?
If you could open one of the following data sets tomorrow, which one would you open and why?
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All non-classified government data
Data from publicly-funded research projects
Digitized books and media from public libraries
Selling the idea of open data seems straightforward. If taxpayers paid for it, a government should share it. But there have to be exceptions for National Security and privacy.
What about when a government holds a copyright or a public university applies for a patent? If a healthy society needs an intellectual commons full of public data, what belongs in that commons?