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open source

Computer software that may be used, modified, or distributed to others without violation of the original developer's license or patent.
open-source, adjective
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Open data offers benefits for human rights advocacy and progressive policymaking.
It targets individuals with expertise in various areas like design, development, entrepreneurship and engineering and focuses mainly on encouraging participants to come up with an idea for using open data provided by government agencies to find solutions to the challenges related to different sectors such as education and employment, tourism, logistics, housing, public health, agriculture and fisheries and energy and environment.
For example, in 2014, a London researcher (https://skift.com/2014/04/16/london-transports-bike-share-privacy-slip-raises-concerns/) was able to trace an individual's movements  from Transport for London's open data. With just a little more information, the researcher claims he could have easily identified the individual.
'In a single decade, we're probably going to hit 70 per cent, and given the open data movement hasn't really been in existence since much before 2010, this is a really big achievement.'
Although we're proponents of open data, it's useful to know about some incidents in which open data has led to problems.
The symposium will target the open data professional in the public and private sectors, IT professionals, such as programmers, developers, business owners, research and academic institutions, researchers, students, institutions sponsoring IT initiatives in the Sultanate, experts of international organizations and regional and international statistical bodies concerned with open data.
This volume contains case studies on how open data is impacting the developing world, particularly in fostering development in Burundi, India, Cambodia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Colombia, Ghana, Jamaica, Nepal, and Paraguay, to improve government; empower citizens in terms of voting, education, and health; create opportunity; and solve public problems.
Al Mansoori also clarified that the launch of the UAE government open data portal aims to achieve the objectives of expanding the knowledge range of open data, creating a successful UAE open data blog, contributing to the creation of data scientists generation, encouraging federal entities to release open data for public use, implementing the principle of transparency and open government by providing data for public use and utilising it to identify innovative solutions.
L'open data en science fournit des benefices importants, en particulier le potentiel d'accelerer les decouvertes scientifiques, et la capacite pour la communaute de verifier les resultats de recherche.
Several case studies that investigate open data in an empirical and comparative manner are well-cited in the academic literature (Hossain, Dwivedi, and Rana 2016).
One of the most significant innovations being embraced by the world's planning agencies is the concept of "open data," information that can be used by anyone to improve any aspect of public life.