Yoda: EU pledges €14m to bring Britain’s open data success to the continent

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EU pledges €14m to bring Britain’s open data success to the continent

The EU is putting €14m (£10.9m) behind open data in a bid to replicate the success of the UK’s Open Data Institute (ODI). €7.8m will fund the Open Data Incubator for Europe, while the remaining money will go towards a research network and an academy to train data scientists. Announced at the ODI Summit in London, it is the largest direct investment in open data startups in the world.

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Phi Beta Iota: There are over 55 opens, among which Open Software, Open Hardware, OpenBTS, Open Cloud, and Open Spectrum are the most important. The EU will waste a great deal of money if it does not get a grip on the totality of the open source ecology as context — Open Data in isolation is largely worthless — when it is not a gift to vendors of proprietary software and hardware able to “enclose” the open data commons.

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