Peter Murray Rust writes about Open Data on his recently inaugurated blog. His work in chemical informatics is well known and may be of interest to some readers.
However, I am drawn to write this entry by another small point. Having discussed the origins and uses of ‘open data’ as an expression, he suggests:
I think the current usages are sufficiently close that we should try to bring them together. Comments here would be useful. Maybe a Wikipedia article would help? [Unilever Centre for Molecular Informatics, Cambridge – petermr’s blog » Blog Archive » Open Data – the time has come]
This impulse is not untypical; it seems to be a recognized way of establishing some shared understanding of a topic to write a Wikipedia article about it.
Incidentally, readers may be interested in his predictions for the future of chemistry communications (of interest to more than chemists), and his thoughts on scholarly publishing.