David Meyer

Freelance reporter

David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't be paying many bills. His early journalistic career was spent in general news, working behind the scenes for BBC radio and on-air as a newsreader for independent stations. David's main focus is on communications, of both the fixed and wireless varieties, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices. He is based in Berlin.

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Open data: Is there a business case?

Open data: Is there a business case?

It's very easy to ascertain that 'open is good', but is there a clear business case for opening up your data? That's been a key question at the Open Knowledge Festival in Helsinki, and not one with easy answers.

September 18, 2012 by in Open Source

Open source adoption ramps up

Open source adoption ramps up

Eighty five percent of companies are already using open source software, with most of the remaining 15 per cent expecting to do so within the next year, according to analysts at Gartner.

November 17, 2008 by in Open Source