Infochimps.org is an online repository for raw data that’s been around for more than one year now. At DEMOfall 09 they made the announcement about the extended functionality of the website. Infochimps.org now let’s users share and even sell their own datasets. Beside beeing the best search engine for datasets Infochimps.org could become the strongest if not only real marketplace for raw data (alongside Amazon Public Datasets, Data.gov, OGDI, Socrata and the likes).
With the provided service Infochimps.org encourages companies to open up their datasets. A secure place to host, share and sell data could ignite a more open culture with data. We are looking foreward to the progress that hopefully follows this announcement.