[okfn-discuss] Complexity and complementarity – why more raw material alone won’t neccessarily bring open data driven growth

Velichka Dimitrova velichka.dimitrova at okfn.org
Tue Nov 6 17:36:46 UTC 2012

Dear all,

Have a look at a blog post by Tim Davies
<http://www.timdavies.org.uk/>which highlights why open data might not
necessarily bring about economic
benefits and suggests what should be done to make data truly accessible:

"*The challenge then is to identify all the things that may complement open
data for a particular use; or, more importantly, to identify all those
processes already out there in the economy to which certain open data sets
are a complement."*
*The newly forming Open Data Research network<http://www.opendataresearch.org/>
 is currently developing a research project on ‘Exploring the Emerging
Impacts of Open Data in the South’ which will be undertaking case study
research to identify a range of different factors involved beyond just raw
data in enabling open data to impact on political, social and economic
governance. *

Velichka Dimitrova
Coordinator of the Open Economics Working Group
Open Knowledge Foundation
http://okfn.org | http://openeconomics.net
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