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In Senigallia has been talked about Open Data

Saturday, November 20, 2010 I was invited to the conference let me know and organized by Informaetica Comue from Senigallia to talk about Open Data. As many of you know, the theme of the Open Data, Open Government together with that, I am very passionate about. I, 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 kids) and especially very rich in so many insights and cultural growth. I think that is the correct definition of the event as a Woodstock Open Data :)

I have personally participated in trying to identify a possible link between the legal and ethical principles governing the movements 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 one of the Open Data can enjoy the experience and, why not, the mistakes made in the past by 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, you say that open source is born as opposed to Free Software.
    It seems to me a statement a little 'avventuarata. Personally, I have had the opportunity to speak with Bruce Perence. The opinion of Perence is that of a new rhetoric 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 accepted by the Free Software licenses are GPL v.2 and v.3. This is not true. Maybe it would take less misleading if it were written "All licenses approved by the FSF."

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

    @ Daniel donated:
    With regard to what is written in slide no. 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 to me excessive and out of place to speak of allegations "venture".

    The definition of OS shown in slide no. 10 is not mine, but it is taken verbatim from what is written in the pages of the website of the Open Source Initiative.

    On slide 12, the "form" 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 unless you are also heard the argument of the slides themselves. For that I thank you for giving me the opportunity to clarify.

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