[okfn-discuss] RawDataNow.com

Mr. Puneet Kishor punkish at eidesis.org
Wed Oct 28 15:57:59 GMT 2009

I have up some very prelim. stats from my survey on raw v. interpreted  
data. See


I am analyzing the responses in detail, and hope to publish a paper  
soon using the results. Will share that soon as I am ready with it.


On Oct 27, 2009, at 2:57 PM, Jonathan Gray wrote:

> I recently corresponding with Tom Heath about RawDataNow.com (which he
> owns [1]) and he's agreed to donate it to be used for a simple site to
> expand on what we mean by 'raw data' - and what data publishers can do
> to put their data online in raw form.
> It would be great to have input from the list about the kinds of
> things we could put on the site!
> Some ideas:
>  * A simple check list of the main things that we mean by 'raw data',
> e.g. published in open, machine readable formats, bulk download
> facility (as opposed to just available via a shiny web interface), and
> so on. (What else could this checklist contain?)
>  * Pointing to good examples, other relevant documents and so on.
>  * Brief background paragraph with links to Rufus's blog post [2] and
> Sir TimBL's TED talk [3]
>  * Perhaps in the longer term - a short video explaining all this?
> Intended audience would be general public, and prospective raw data
> publishers.
> Any thoughts?
> [1] http://tomheath.com/blog/2009/02/raw-data-now-dot-com/
> [2] http://blog.okfn.org/2007/11/07/give-us-the-data-raw-and-give-it-to-us-now/
> [2] See http://www.w3.org/2009/Talks/0204-ted-tbl/#(1) and
> http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/ 
> tim_berners_lee_on_the_next_web.html
> -- 
> Jonathan Gray
> Community Coordinator
> The Open Knowledge Foundation
> http://www.okfn.org

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