back to article Berners-Lee and the open-data bunch: £60k for your best collab dataset register ideas

The UK’s Open Data Institute is offering up £60,000 for a company to make it easier for organisations to create collaborative data registers. Registers – authoritative datasets usually used as core reference information – are increasingly becoming a major part of many nation’s data infrastructure. But they often need to …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Big Brother

    "it might end up failing to take into account everyone’s needs"...

    Like people's right to privacy ?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Use XML

    Too easy. I almost feel bad taking the 60k.

  3. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    "having so many stakeholders can end up causing management headaches and confusion for users."

    And no amount of money is going to make that problem going away.

    Even talking about stakeholders is part of the problem unless you acknowledge that each and every data subject is a stakeholder.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    They won't talk to anyone on what they want or like so it will be unfriendly and all the directors and managers will just be having meeting after meeting. Throwing buzzwords around for 5 months while nothing gets done.

  5. steelpillow Silver badge

    Why do I suspect...

    ...that the contract winner will begin with an "O" and end with an "e"?

    Still at least nobody would ever be dastardly enough to try and bake proprietary technologies into such a potentially lucrative solution. Oh, wait....

  6. kraftdinner

    Humans don't "collab" well....

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