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.”
In this session I'd like to talk generally about Open Data, what it is and how and why to take advantage of it using Drupal and generally for data-driven website projects. I will introduce SlashOpen.net (http://slashopen.net), an initiative to help spread Open Data and make it more easily discovered by adding /open urls to websites. I will illustrate Open Data through the case study of Kabissa, a networking platform that I run that is built using Drupal and CiviCRM. See http://www.kabissa.org/open for details.
I also would like to dig into the details on how Drupal can be used to publish Open Data as well as use other Open Data sources to create useful visualizations, maps and mashups. I am not a programmer. Ping me if you'd like to join me in leading this session, especially if you have great examples you'd like to share or hands-on methodologies you'd like to demonstrate.