Earlier today the OKF’s Jordan Hatcher and Jo Walsh gave a tutorial on open data at the Repository Fringe 2009.
There are some detailed notes on the JISC Datashare blog:
Jo gave an overview of the Open Knowledge Foundation – in particular focusing on four principles for developing open knowledge and knowledge componentization, as well as CKAN and KnowledgeForge and the Open Knowledge Definition.
Jordan spoke about legal aspects of open data, giving an overview of legal tools for making data open – such as the PDDL and ODbL of the Open Data Commons project.
For more on the Repository Fringe, see: