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Tim Berners-Lee on Data.gov.uk, open linked data and open standards

Gov 2.0 Expo Keynote Video and Exclusive Interview

Can you explain open linked data using a bag of chips? Tim Berners-Lee did precisely that yesterday in his keynote at the Gov 2.0 Expo. You can watch the video below:

After the jump, you can watch an exclusive interview with Berners-Lee exploring open linked data, how governments’ open data efforts should be judged, and more.

While Berners-Lee did not address the issue during his interview, both he and Nigel Shadbolt have spoken out on the new British administration’s decision not to fund the Web Science Institute. Charles Arthur reported the following in The Guardian:

In a statement issued today, the pair — who were key in driving through changes in government that led to the creation of the data.gov.uk website and the freeing of Ordnance Survey maps and Royal Mail postcode information — say that “the future remains bright” for the web science project, and that they are convinced that open data will become increasingly important to government.

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