This post is the first in a series regarding the use of open data formats. The series will cover practical uses of open data formats in documents, music, movies and graphics and may continue to grow as people express interest in one area or another.
In previous posts I’ve mentioned such topics as Free and Open Source Software and as well as Open Data Formats. However, in previous posts, it’s mostly been rhetoric, and not much in terms of practicality for you, my devoted readers. Now I would like to introduce you all to the more practical side of FOSS and open data formats. Today we will go over a brief introduction to the notion of open data, as well as go over some practical uses of open data formats in the real world. Continue reading