Microsoft embraces open data

Microsoft embraces open data


Publication Title
The Economist
Publication/Creation Date
April 21 2020
Creators/Contributors
The Economist (creator)
Microsoft (contributor)
Brad Smith (contributor)
Facebook (contributor)
Mark Zuckerberg (contributor)
Stefaan Verhulst (contributor)
New York University (NYU) (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
Two decades ago Microsoft was a byword for a technological walled garden. One of its bosses called free open-source programs a “cancer”. That was then. On April 21st the world’s most valuable tech firm joined a fledgling movement to liberate the world’s data. Among other things, the company plans to launch 20 data-sharing groups by 2022 and give away some of its digital information, including data it has aggregated on Covid-19.
HCI Platform
Other
Location on Body
Not On The Body
Augments
Sharing, Opening
Marketing Keywords
Microsoft, Facebook, IBM
Source
https://www.economist.com/business/2020/04/21/microsoft-embraces-open-data

Date archived
April 22 2020
Last edited
April 22 2020
How to cite this entry
The Economist. (April 21 2020). "Microsoft embraces open data". The Economist. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/4383