Socrata Releases “Open Source Data Server, Community Edition” | Science | Scoop.it

We’re offering an open source product for a number of reasons, all related to accelerating and broadening the growth of open data. We want to:

- Promote data portability throughout the open data ecosystems.

- Support open source software policies in public organizations around the globe.

- Encourage the development of software on top of open data.

In the words of Kevin Merritt, our CEO, “Socrata is investing in an open source product because it will help us accelerate mainstream adoption of the open data cloud model as the de facto enterprise data architecture. We envision a future where the 99 percent of data still locked up in legacy proprietary systems will be open and accessible to the masses.”