A simple 'how to' guide for those wanting to open their data, but not necessarily aware of the mechanics of doing so. Covering: Why it is a good idea, and what benefits accrue What formats to release the data so as to maximize usability What license, depending on type of data Where to put the license (as a separate text file, embedded in a file as comment, or embedded in a field) What repositories to deposit it in How to add a package to CKAN

Given the number of data types and formats, it may turn out to be a large document, and could benefit from breaking up into smaller docs per file type, eg 'How to release geographic data.'

submitted 01 Jun '11, 12:15

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See opendatamanual.org, another OKF project :) If you would like to help out, do join us.


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