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In Senigallia we talked about Open Data

Saturday, November 20, 2010 I was invited to the conference Let me know organized by Informaetica and Comue Senigallia to talk about Open Data. As many of you know, the theme of the Open Data, Open Government together with that, I'm passionate about a lot. I have, therefore, accepted with great enthusiasm the invitation addressed by Marco Scaloni to speak at the conference in Senigallia. I must say I was very impressed by the event. Very well organized (and for that I congratulate Mark and the other guys) and above all very rich in so many insights and cultural growth. I believe that is correct the definition of the event as a Woodstock of Open Data :)

I have personally participated in trying to identify a possible link between the ethical and legal principles governing the movement of Open Source and Free Software and principles that support the Open Data movement. I am deeply convinced that there is a very close link between the various movements and that of the Open Data can enjoy the experience and, why not, the mistakes made in the past by the movements related to the software. What do you think?

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  1. June 15, 2011 at 17:38 | # 1

    A couple of observations with respect to the presentation of the Open Data in Senigallia.

    On slide 4, it says that open source was born in opposition to Free Software.
    It seems to me a little affirmation 'avventuarata. Personally I have had occasion to speak with Bruce Perence. The opinion of Perence is that of a new rhetoric to place alongside that of Free Software.

    The definition of open source shown in slide 10 seems very similar to that of Free Software.

    The slide 12 would seem to suggest that the only licenses accepted by the Free Software are the GPL v.2 and v.3. This is not true. Perhaps it would take less misleading if it was written "All licenses approved by the FSF."

  2. stefano
    June 15, 2011 at 18:04 | # 2

    @ Daniel donated:
    As for what is written in the slide n. 4 on the "contrast" between OS and FS, the slide was deliberately provocative and has been widely explained verbally what is meant by "opposition". It seems excessive and inappropriate to speak of statements "venture".

    The definition of OS shown in slide n. 10 is not mine, but is taken verbatim from what is written in the pages of the website of the Open Source Initiative.

    On slide 12, the "logic" refers to licenses "created / approved" respectively by the FSF and OSI. Not referred to at all licenses accepted by either.

    Unfortunately, the content of the slides can be misleading if you have not heard even the argument of the same slides. For that I thank you for giving me the opportunity to clarify.

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