Yesterday I was writing about open access and open data in the context of the EU's
Horizon 2020 initiative. Closer to home, I came across a wonderful
real-life example of how open data can almost certainly save not just
money, but lives.
I have been a technology journalist and consultant for 30 years, covering
the Internet since March 1994, and the free software world since 1995.
One early feature I wrote was for Wired in 1997:
The Greatest OS that (N)ever Was.
My most recent books are Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution, and Digital Code of Life: How Bioinformatics is Revolutionizing Science, Medicine and Business.