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

Cobi Alison Smith cobi.smith at unimelb.edu.au
Fri May 1 06:35:41 UTC 2015

Aaaah Steve I am soooo sorry. As someone whose first name is often spelt wrong, I cringe with apologies! I blame my editor *cough*

Seriously though I'll email him; it should be fixable!

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

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

(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<mailto:cobi.smith at unimelb.edu.au>> wrote:
Hi folks,

I wrote a piece for The Conversation about open data and governance:

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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