You have probably heard of the term “open data” by now. If you have not, it is definitely time to listen up. Open data is not a new concept, although it only seems to have gained traction recently. It is simply defined as data that anyone can access, use and share.
We live in a globalized world where sharing potential is at its peak, yet everyone is so concerned about locking up their data. Of course, if the data is sensitive, there is a reason to keep it private. But for the sake of progress, should we not be sharing our data whenever possible?