Open Data Protocols – Presentation to W3C eGov Interest Group
Summary: here is an increasing amount of open data but friction in (re-)using it is still far too high. We can reduce friction via e.g. packaging data better (cf software where packaging and automated publishing and download are a core part of the ecosystem). Open Data Protocols is an initiative producing simple protocols and formats for working with data RFC-style. Included is a concrete data packages proposal which emphasizes simplicity in the form of flat files, CSV, JSON and the minimal info to make this useful (like column types!).