AGAIN: sharing the data

Sebastian Rahtz
Fri Sep 22 15:05:45 CEST 2006

> Just think for a second, if the data of my archaeological models
> is available on the public domain then I am forced to be formal
> in the quantification and definition processes.  
This is a rather worrrying statement. You mean that you
won't follow good definition processes unless you
have to reveal the data? Why collect data at all
if it is not in a state to be shared with others?
>  And finally one may also be
> forced to save his/her files encoded with common open formats.
Again, if you don't have this in place already,
it seems like a dereliction of duty. As soon
as you start collecting data, you should define
the procedures for long-term exchange
and archiving, surely?

Sebastian Rahtz      

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