Understanding Data Sharing — What does ‘Open’ mean?

‘Open’ what?
  • enables open interoperability and cohesion across ecosystems;
  • is itself licensed openly (e.g. CC-BY, MIT or equivalent): covering words, code and data;
  • can help create a voluntary or mandatory requirement for open data publishing of specific data that should be public and free;
  • can help create a voluntary or mandatory requirement for open access to shared data for private and confidential data;
  • can help create a voluntary or mandatory requirement for open APIs as a shared and common technical implementation to sharing easier;
  • addresses sector-wide or cross-sector challenges.

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