Open data on my Brain(z): community powered open data
Open data is often talked about in the context of data generated by some governmental institution which is then released and refined by volunteers and/or other actors. But open data can also be crowd sourced and community edited, built bottom up rather than top down.
The MetaBrainz Foundation is "a non-profit that believes in free, open access to data" and hosts a number of community maintained open data databases: MusicBrainz, ListenBrainz, AcousticBrainz, CritiqueBrainz, Cover Art Archive, MessyBrainz, and BookBrainz.
This talk will discuss open data and give a brief introduction to each of the MetaBrainz projects in the context of open data and how to get involved with contributing to and using them.
Who I am
- MeB CommMan
- (ex-LiveJournal, Drupal, …)
- CPH → BCN
- Gave a talk in 2013 "The IMDb of Music: Introducing MusicBrainz"
- DuckDuckGo "open data": 6/10 (US) government/state/city sites
- Corporations get greedy
MusicBrainz (CC0 / CC by-nc-sa)
- Picard? (GPL2+)
- MBID provider (UUIDs)
Cover Art Archive (???)
CritiqueBrainz (CC by-sa(-nc))