• Publishing, Reusing and Aggregating Information

    The non-rival nature of the information allows its reuse without losing its essence, so the information does not change the substance of it’s first use. Of course, one can say that the exclusive use of a data set is a value in itself. But this value does not necessarily become the essence of information as the exclusive nature of the use. The same can be applied in reverse, the idea that information is a higher valued source as it is used more.

    This information allows us to draw conclusions based on its conclusion that most often represents a value. Furthermore, aggregation of information allows us to extrapolate new positions or opinions .
    Thus, in  the right to re-use public data, this reuse refers exclusively to information and not to aggregate results, which is a new product. Most often public data are some factual findings, mere records if you want. This information is static, but there are cases where public institutions in the interest of their duties, put together more information enabling the development of new conclusions, which are in turn new sets of data or statistics.
    Following the model expressed above, we can easily understand that the possibilities of data manipulation are virtually unlimited . One thing would have to be specified; where a private actor, with own funds, using public data aggregation techniques to get a new set of information, they belong to him, and the obligation to publish them for free reuse does not extend to them. Of course, embryonic practice in this matter is therefore not excluded the possibility of a otherwise.
    Thus, the publication, reuse and aggregation of public data, in addition to improving the lives of citizens by offering smart services, can give birth to a new  segment of industry, whose starting material is never consumed  and whose processing has no negative impact on the environment. And we, in the Smart City, we will support such initiatives with positive impact in the community and the economy.

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