In Why buy the cow if the milk is free? at #WeTheData, UnboundID asks and answers:
What would make data sharing acceptable to consumers?
- Being asked what you’d be willing to share
- Being given meaningful value for the use of the data
- A guarantee that the data will be kept secure
- The ability to update data, or revoke access to it
- Knowledge of who the data will be shared with
I speak for only one consumer. What would make data sharing acceptable to this consumer?
- Having a client-side record of every outbound data transfer in queryable form
- Having packet-level access to network traffic in/out of my devices
- The ability to mark individual table/view columns as
- private, meaning not in circulation,
- shareable with the general public as nonproprietary data, or
- shareable as proprietary (monetizable) data with a list of named data partners.
The milk metaphor is apropos. The key to monetizing your projects is being willing to milk them.