[@OKau] Good governance and active citizenship require open data

Steve Bennett stevage at gmail.com
Fri May 1 06:32:20 UTC 2015

Hi Cobi,
  Great work - thanks for stirring the pot and getting the message *out

(Too late to spell my surname right? :)


On Fri, May 1, 2015 at 9:06 AM, Cobi Alison Smith <cobi.smith at unimelb.edu.au
> wrote:

>  Hi folks,
>  I wrote a piece for The Conversation about open data and governance:
> http://theconversation.com/good-governance-and-active-citizenship-require-open-data-40378
>  I'd asked for a heads up before it went to print so I could share it
> with OK folk I'd mentioned it to ahead of the world, but found out it had
> been published this morning via Twitter! :)
>  I wrote this after reflecting on how I can add value to open knowledge
> myself - thanks to everyone whose quotes made the final version, as well as
> those who didn't but whose contributions to discussion I valued (for
> example Paul Walsh).
>  The Conversation is edited. Some of the edits amused me (the addition of
> "and a belief in open data" makes me imagine open data as the tooth
> fairy). The editor Tim Dean is a philosopher, which makes for interesting
> discussion. https://theconversation.com/profiles/tim-dean-408
>  So yeah, it's out now (must have been a slow news day) - I'd welcome it
> going on the open knowledge aus blog too if anyone with admin access wants
> to share it there.
>  Best wishes, Cobi
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