Linux Foundation Creates a Framework for Sharing Open Data


The Linux Foundation wants to open up the use of data in much the same way it has helped make open-source software a technology force to be reckoned with.

Announced at the Open Source Summit in Prague Monday, the new Community Data License Agreement is designed to cover the use of nonproprietary data, Linux Foundation Director Jim Zemlin said. Although proprietary data sets owned by the likes of Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and other large internet and cloud companies gives them a large advantage in new analytics and artificial intelligence application, open data sets could start to level the playing field.

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