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Open Data Institute Gets Ready to Open Its Doors

ComputerWorldUK - Glyn Moody - Open data continues to spread around the world - here's a great recentsummary of what's happening where. But simply making government data available is no longer enough: now we need to move on to the far trickier job of doing something with it.

That's essentially what the UK's Open Data Institute hopes to encourage. As I quoted back in May:

The vision is to establish the Open Data Institute (ODI) as a world-leading centre to innovate, exploit and research the opportunities for the UK created by the Government’s Open Data policy.

Not only world-leading, the ODI is the first of its kind anywhere in the world and as such will become the ‘go to’ venue for those countries, companies, institutions and other bodies seeking to understand Open Data, overcome the challenges of publishing Open Data, make commercial gain from Open Data and employ the best technologies to ensure Open Data is exploited in the best possible way.

The good news is that things are progressing, and ODI has filled some key posts: