'motto': 'Could stats benefit from JSON as an exchange format?',
The main statistical standards for data and metadata exchange are XML-based (DDI, SDMX, or its semantic siblings: SCoVo/SDMX-RDF...): they are usually complicated and verbose: probably not best suited as an exchange format for apps.
Could stats benefit from JSON as an exchange format? How should data and metadata be expressed?
The goal of json-stat.org is to define a JSON schema for statistical dissemination.