open your data
What is open?
‘Open knowledge’ is any content, information or data that people are free to use, re-use and redistribute — without any legal, technological or social restriction.
The Open Definition gives full details on the requirements for ‘open’ data and content. Open data are the building blocks of open knowledge. Open knowledge is what open data becomes when it’s useful, usable and used.
The key features of openness are:
What kinds of open data?
Get the Open Data Handbook
The Open Data Handbook gives you a more complete look at open data including a detailed guide on how to open it up and a glossary of key terms.