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Subject: RE: [odata] Basic OData question

Yes, OData is short for "Open Data Protocol". It is "Open" because it was designed through an open process and open license, but also because it opens silos of data to the web. And it is a protocol; based on REST principles, it defines conventions, rules, and formats for exchanging data on the web.


More information on odata can be found at http://www.odata.org. There is also a nice write-up recently here: http://www.nuams.com/odata-communications-protocol-sharing-open-data.


Let me know if you need any more information.





From: odata@lists.oasis-open.org [mailto:odata@lists.oasis-open.org] On Behalf Of Neil McEvoy
Sent: Saturday, October 6, 2012 9:09 AM
To: odata@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [odata] Basic OData question


Hi folks


New to the group so please excuse the newbie question.


Basically my question is that I previous thought of Open Data as being about the licence - It's made open by the appropriate licence to use it.


However OData seems to be more of a programmatic design of data access? 


Neil McEvoy
VP Business Development

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