To improve publishing and reuse of data, Fusepool P3 develops software based on the Linked Data Platform (LDP) Recommendation of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the international standards organization for the Web.
Fusepool P3 provides a set of core software components for seamless data publishing, cleaning and extracting, as well as reuse and exploitation. Development and delivery is guided by the need of both data publishers and developers: close collaboration with public agencies ensures that some of their most pressing problems when publishing open data are solved while the involved SMEs and their developer communities serve as reference points for improving the uptake, reuse, and exploitation of open data through data-driven apps.
Fusepool P3 fosters the uptake of open data because of its focus on an integrated publishing and development environment. Data publishers cannot be bothered with installing many different components and tweaking around to get results. Similarly, app developers at large want a stable and proven environment on which to run data-driven apps.
Fusepool P3 goes beyond existing related projects because its focus is on creating a consistent and integrated software stack rather than individual applications. This enables data publishers to stream updated data and app developers to reuse that data without much manual intervention.
The Fusepool P3 partners all bring years of experience with Linked Data into the project. They follow the use-case-driven approach from the Fusepool SME project and applying that customer focus to Linked Data technology. Bern University of Applied Sciences partnered with Salzburg Research and innovative businesses Net7, OpenLink Software, Geox Terinformatikai, SpazioDati, Swissdat, as well as data providers Province of Trento and Region of Tuscany.
Fusepool P3 was selected in a two-step competition and is now part- funded by the European Framework Program for Innovation under grant n° 609696.