February 2011

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What supports the sustainable re-use of open data?

Update 23rd May: Updated link to the draft paper, and revised (clearer) version of the complementarity diagram. There’s a general perception that, for most open datasets, it’s still pretty tricky to do really useful things with them. Whether it’s the need for data to be better cleaned and annotated, the need for shared source code […]

Journal of Community Informatics: CfP for Special issue on Open Data

Michael Gurstein’s blog post last year on Open Data: Empowering the Empowered, or Effective Use for Everyone sparked some interesting discussions about how open data policies and practices impact different groups on the ground. The question of what impacts open data will have in different contexts has been picked up in Daniel Kaplan’s recent post on the […]

Open Data in Developing Countries


The focus of my work is currently on the Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC) project with the Web Foundation.

MSc – Open Data & Democracy