Open Data As I Understand It Now.

Define Open Data?
Open Data = Scholarly data allowed to be perpetually accessed by anyone under a rainbow of permissions.

Why is Open Data important?
Open data is a key piece to completing the open knowledge puzzle.  Open data allows current and future researchers to build on, prove or dis-prove the truth behind the logic and theories presented within the open access content component.

Stumbling blocks to providing open data?
The largest barrier to open data that I have come across so far is the author alone.  The author seems to not realize the value that his/her data holds and in-turn does not think about taking the steps to making it open.

On a scale of 1-5, I would rate myself a 3 on my knowledge of open data.

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