Open source changed everything about how we write code, can open-sourcing data do the same for big data? The experts say yes.
Free software has been with computing since day one, but proprietary software ruled businesses. It took open source and its licenses to transform how we coded our programs. Today, even Microsoft has embraced open source. Now, The Linux Foundation has created a new open license framework, Community Data License Agreement (CDLA), which may do for data what open source did for programming.
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Author: Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols