Open data is data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone without restrictions from copyright patents. The goal of open data is to make data available to anyone and reusable by anyone. A dataset must be easily accessible and available to everyone.
Open data should also be open to public, accessible to users, the data formats should not have an owner and most importantly; data must be 100% free of charge.
Governments also initiated open data projects. For example, the US government launched data.gov. The purpose of this website is to give public access to high value datasets that are generated by the Federal Government.
Citizens and companies can take the adverting of this data to generate economic value.
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Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the IMBA Seminar on Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy of the Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Paris, March 2015.
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