Tag: Open Data

Why Telcos Must Be Open About Their Infrastructure, And How It Could Connect The Unconnected

The telecommunications sector is worth billions of dollars and increasingly underpins every aspect of our lives, from education to commerce to family life. Yet, there is little public information about the physical infrastructure that carries the information highway. This lack...

/ 28 January 2020

The Future of Open and How To Stop It

In 2008, Jonathan Zittrain wrote a book called The Future of the Internet and How To Stop It. In it he argued that the runaway success of the Internet is also the cause of it being undermined, that vested interests were in the process of...

/ 30 January 2015

The Morality of Openness

I feel like my moral compass is broken.  Like many things that break, I put the first aberrations down to anomalies, exceptions that prove the rule.  But just as a real compass doesn’t point to true north but to a...

/ 19 June 2014

Reconciling Open Data and Privacy

Digital rights advocates have a hard time these days because the ability to manifest things online and the growth of online data have brought two “rights” into conflict.  On one hand transparency and accountability advocates argue that getting government data...

/ 16 August 2013

The Open Data Cart and Twin Horses of Accountability and Innovation

Let me start by saying that the ideals of the Open Data movement: transparency; accountability; and, citizen innovation, are ones that I hold near to my heart.  Further, I admire and respect many of the leaders of the Open Data...

/ 19 June 2013