The LREC new initiative "Share your LRs" has met a great success in 2014, with more than 200 LRs (data, tools, services) shared with submissions to LREC 2014.
Most LRs have been shared through access to a devoted URL, while for about 1/3 the LR itself was uploaded with the submission. These LRs and their description have been available in a special LREC repository before the main conference. The aim was to launch a new initiative around these Shared LRs, an “Open Challenge”.
Firmly believing in the power of sharing resources and in the creativeness of the public, encouraging reusability of LRs, reproducibility of language technology (LT) research/experiments, etc., this initiative promoted the "culture" of sharing and re-using LRs and technology for the common good.
Everyone was asked to "use the Shared LRs for whatever use/task they are interested/able to do", from the simplest to the more sophisticated.