Social business design and linked open data

Tim Berners-Lee has established a 5 star system for rating data publication. These stars representent different levels of social use that publishing data on the web can achieve. Combining progressive social business design with linked data holds massive potential for social change. We’re interested in working with organisations to achieve this change. We’d love to chat if you’re looking to do the same.

★ make your stuff available on the Web (whatever format) under an open license
★★ make it available as structured data (e.g., Excel instead of image scan of a table
★★★ use non-proprietary formats (e.g., CSV instead of Excel
★★★★ use URIs to identify things, so that people can point at your stuff
★★★★★ link your data to other data to provide context

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