[okfn-discuss] [Project-discussion] Oil Industry
rayna.st at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 09:51:00 UTC 2015
I second Peter here. I'd be interested to be involved anyhow. Disclosure: I
am working on a project aiming to train Iraqi NGOs and local govt officials
on technology for transparency. (And yes, I am supposed to go there :) )
Among the main demands, what I see relates to transparency in the aid, oil
industries and the military (the latter two being my main focus of
Looking forward to hearing more,
2015-02-19 6:21 GMT+01:00 Peter Murray-Rust <pm286 at cam.ac.uk>:
> I am in close touch with OpenOil as we are both Shuttleworth
> Fellows/projects and we recently had a joint hack in Berlin. Should this be
> revisited with OpenOIl? It looks complementary.
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 12:26 PM, Gustavo Silva <
> gustavosantaremsilva at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> After regaining my strength after a tough breakdown at another project, I
>> thought about what we could do to re-start the group. Most of the people
>> previously involved left the group and/or moved away to other things and,
>> thus, the group is kind of stumbling upon itself.
>> It is crucial to rapidly get involved with a couple of projects and get
>> some results so that people realize we're alive and kicking.
>> The oil industry is a very peculiar one and so I believe it is a great
>> start - specially since the literature is vague and not very concise in
>> specific matters. That is why the group has previously done a model of
>> an oil contract
>> partnering up with Open Oil group. However, that research was not concluded
>> and we must proceed.
>> In this specific thread, there are two main things I wish to know from
>> 1. Who's interested to get involved in this topic? I know Samira and
>> Rodney want to help, even though their contribution is kind of limited due
>> to real life commitments. However, as you understand, as more people get
>> involved, better for us.
>> 2. Which particular topics would you like to develop? Personally, I
>> would vote for theoretical models to, first, explain some firm's behaviors
>> in the market and, later, proceed with empirical analysis, using open data
>> - of course.
>> Please let us know your thoughts. Even if we are only a few
>> collaborating, we can deliver amazing things, I am sure!
>> Thank you in advance and I apologize to spam the OK's main mailing list,
>> but thought others would like to get involved with us.
>> Best Regards / Obrigado e com os melhores cumprimentos,
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