Let’s start this topic with the question: who are the largest producers of Information?
Governments, Armed Forces, Institutes, Research and Development Centers, State-Financed Companies, Large Corporations, Small Businesses, to name a few.
There is an incalculable volume of Information, which is extremely useful for the generation of Knowledge enclosed in these institutions.
From time to time, part of it ends up being lost, ignored or discarded.
We can hazard a guess: in its raw state, the Information is “less attractive”, it is more difficult to be understood and exploited.
It needs to be refined and interconnected with other refined Information to be possible to extract Knowledge.
It is here that the seven principles of Amithings (Structure, Organization, Completeness, Standardization, Centralization, Security and Realiability) make sense.
It is very common for companies to sell raw Information for the price of Knowledge. Who buys, think you are doing good business, but in the end, just adding more raw Information to that gained.
When Institutions realize how amazing is to have available, for free, an immense volume of refined Information and implicit Knowledge, they naturally will share their “archives”.
It is clear that students, researchers, journalists and professionals from all areas will benefit.