According to the Open Data Handbook:
"Open data is data that can be freely used, re-used and redistributed by anyone - subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and sharealike."
The Open Knowledge Foundation also identifies universal participation as a key feature of open data, meaning: "everyone must be able to use, reuse and redistribute – there should be no discrimination against fields of endeavor or against persons or groups. For example, ‘non-commercial’ restrictions that would prevent ‘commercial’ use, or restrictions of use for certain purposes (e.g. only in education), are not allowed."
20 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. For his next project, he's building a web for open, linked data that could do for numbers what the Web did for words, pictures, video: unlock our data and reframe the way we use it together.
Thomas Nelson is one of Virginia's Community Colleges, primarily serving the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg, and the counties of James City and York.