In this question the OP is looking for designs for school construction.

Does that fall in the scope of the site?

If it does, it seems people can ask for any digitally stored (not copyrighted) material - that is open and data after all. Even information on paper (i.e. a reference to a book) would be fine.

Quoting from the help center:

Open data, as defined by the Open Definition, is any kind of data that can be freely used, modified, and shared by anyone for any purpose.


Data requests ("Where can I find data about … ?") are usually welcome for any topic

Maybe data should be limited to more than one data point?

  • I concur, the blueprint would be a type of data, but it is difficult to say this would be available. It would be like asking for the data on Death Star design... I allowed it to stay open, but feel that it will be another non-answer on the Open Data pile. Dec 22, 2016 at 21:19
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    @ChristopheStrobbe Is it a request for what falls under this site's definition of 'open data', that is: is the question on topic?
    – user4293
    Dec 24, 2016 at 16:25

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i'm incredibly biased in my opinion here, but i think this is a fair request for open data.
in general, unless it seems like a poster is asking for help with their homework, or more technical than od, i'm inclined to let it be.
i do think that sites that outsource support here fall under specific guidelines, but that conversation continually evades me.

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