According to the Open Definition, a piece of content or data is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and share-alike. While Open Data may not be for everyone, all data-driven organizations should look at their data and consider going open data with at least some of it for their own good and for the good of the communities they serve. This session will focus on understanding what Open Data means, why it is important, and how organizations can go Open Data.
About the Presenter
Tobias Eigen is a nonprofit technology consultant with a particular interest in helping grassroots organizations take charge of their presence on the Internet using open source software. He is the founder of Kabissa Space for Change in Africa, a nonprofit organization based on Bainbridge Island and run by a global team of volunteers. Kabissa supports the networking, information sharing and tech capacity building needs of African civil society by maintaining an online networking platform at www.kabissa.org featuring a directory of organizations and projects, a community blog and newsletters, and Africa Roundtable networking events.