Open data is the idea that some data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control. Digital information “wants” to be easily accessible and transferable, open data denominates the intention to let if be available.
Openness is an important trait: it allows for the free flow of information, it keeps everyone up to date, it creates a level playing field for everyone to build their knowledge.
Approaching open data from a company and a personal perspective, La Fabbrica della Realtà has implemented radical openness wherever possible.
This concept finds its embodiment in the yearly review update.