Information Technology

Gartner Glossary

Open Data

Open data is information or content made freely available to use and redistribute, subject only to the requirement to attribute it to the source.  The term also may be used more casually to describe any data that is shared outside the organization and beyond its original intended use, for example, with business partners, customers or industry associations.  Formally, data designated as “open” is subject to several conditions and licensing that can be found at opendefinition.org.


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