Microsoft embraces open data
Publication/Creation DateApril 21 2020
DescriptionTwo 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.
Date archivedApril 22 2020
Last editedApril 22 2020