What does open source have to do with open data? This extremely insightful move by the SEC demonstrates that the syntax of open data is not enough to provide transparency. We also need an implementation of the semantics of that syntax, provided openly, freely and as the basis for reimplementation, so that we can understand what we are being shown.
This long and detailed analysis is well worth the read to see just how low the US delegation at ACTA will sink to hide the fact that they are a tool of the US media industry. There’s enough data available in public to make it impossible for people like this to get away with lies and extreme spin. I hope they see the coverage and realize no-one is fooled.
“However, Google, for all its open source credibility, should be expected to work with, not around, established open source processes. If the process is broken, help fix it, not make it worse.”
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