Beyond Aid: Open Data Is Coming


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Beyond Aid: Open Data Is Coming

  1. 1. tonzijlstra.euknowledge work, learning, social media Beyond Aid:Open Data is coming Prague, 4 October 2011
  2. 2. community steward
  3. 3. untapped abundance
  4. 4. What is open data?• public data• available digitally and on-line• in open standards and machine- readable• usable for all, for anything
  5. 5. democratic control
  6. 6. transparency
  7. 7. Networked life, networked frankfurt gestaltenwork, networked learning participation
  8. 8. Networked life, networked Findtoiletwork, networked learning self empowerment
  9. 9. self empowerment
  10. 10. efficient government
  11. 11. effective government
  12. 12. new services
  13. 13. new products
  14. 14. new government services
  15. 15. Fast Company, 29-8-2011 new knowledge
  16. 16. PSI Directive / INSPIRE / Århus
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  21. 21. EC VP Neelie Kroes
  22. 22. “I have said it before, and I say it again: yes to open data!”Networked life, networked“We are going to open up thework, networked learning public sector in Europe.” EC VP Neelie Kroes
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  25. 25. Greece
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  27. 27. Basque
  28. 28. Piemonte
  29. 29. Vienna
  30. 30. in 2012
  31. 31. Licensing: UK OGL
  32. 32. mass, creating gravity pull
  33. 33. Access ~ Re-useTransparency ~ (Comm) Re-useNon-commercial ~ Commercial PSI ~ Open Data distinctions blurring
  34. 34. tools emerging
  35. 35. 430 entries!
  36. 36. Access still biggest issue
  37. 37. Costs too much; Whatʼs the business case; Has commercial value; Possibleprivacy issues; Confidential info; Itʼs not ours, and we donʼt know who owns it;Itʼs not ours and supplier wonʼt allow it; The quality isnʼt very good; We donʼtknow where it is; Not our job; Itʼs in a useless format anyway; I donʼt have theauthority; People will misuse the data; People will use it wrongly; Only weunderstand our data; Weʼll get sued; Files are just too big; Too little bandwith;It starts with this, but whereʼs the end? Itʼs there, but canʼt be opened; Data isdated/too old; Itʼs not in digital format; Is this even legal?; Our Minister says no;We never have done this before, why start now?; I donʼt see the use; Nobody will Networked life, networkedbe interested; No time; No resources; Just do FOIA requests; Weʼll publish itredacted; Itʼs not complete; It contains errors; Itʼs commercially sensitive; work, networked learningCombining this with other data is dangerous; People will come to wrongconclusions; People will get lost and confused; It will trigger endless discussions;We canʼt confirm or deny we have that data; Weʼll get feedback, and canʼt handlethat; Our IT supplier says itʼs not possible; Our IT supplier will charge too much;Our site will crash; Itʼs already online! (but in unfindable PDFs); If peopledownload it and use it later it will be outdated; I canʼt take responsibility for all thereuse; People will get angry; Our data is in contradiction to the data of thedepartment that is in charge of the topic; Only we truly understand.....statistics/meteo/geo/laws; Weʼll disrupt the market; It will only be used to attack us. excuses or reasonable questions
  38. 38. Open data is not hard, but change can be• start with what is possible now• do safe-to-fail experimenting• (don’t focus at the biggest hurdles in the distance)• involve others• copy others (it’s about re-use....)• acknowledge fears / hesitation• see open data as your instrument
  39. 39. Actief uitnodigend join the OGD community more strongly!
  40. 40. knowledge work, learning, social media CreditsAll photos: Ton Zijlstra, by nc saExcept where mentioned on the photo.Slides: ton@tonzijlstra.euSkype: ton_zylstra