[open-science] Is It Open Data? status?

Peter Murray-Rust pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Sun Sep 2 07:27:55 UTC 2012

On Sun, Sep 2, 2012 at 7:40 AM, Egon Willighagen <egon.willighagen at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Hi Jenny,

Thanks Egon

> > I agree with Peter that the project definitely
> > still has scope and with some care, attention and publicity  (and
> possibly
> > funding) could rise again and have been meaning to contact the list about
> > this so thanks for taking the initiative Egon!
> I do not think I'd suggest to resurrect it... we tried it, but from
> the input I got, it did more bad than good... I liked the idea, but it
> just did not work out. CKAN is probably better, allowing us to add
> license info (or lack thereof) to data sets, summarize that and send
> out reports that USA governmental organization releases 75% as
> non-public domain, despite.... (or whatever...) Less personal,
> statistically more relevant, and not asking individuals to overrule
> their organizational history...
> Maybe a hybrid. CKAN is taken as the place that people mainly interact
with and  has annotations, but also a tool to send a request to a potential


> --
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> Postdoctoral Researcher
> Department of Bioinformatics - BiGCaT
> Maastricht University (http://www.bigcat.unimaas.nl/)
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Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
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