[open-development] Kenya Open Data Portal

Mark Brough mark.brough at publishwhatyoufund.org
Fri Jul 8 10:24:21 UTC 2011

This looks really cool!


Some information here:
("In short, anybody is free to use this data for commercial or
non-commercial purposes. See the terms and conditions for a more detailed

License seems to be here:

In short:
* Non-commercial (c.f. above...)
* Attribution
* Represent accurately

"the Kenya ICT Board and the government agencies whose information is
provided on this website impose no restrictions to the non-commercial
reproduction, re-publication and re-distribution of any information
published on its website"

Looks like an exception to this is where data is provided by third parties
and their copyright is "expressly reserved"

"Where any information is presented in a structure and format that is
copyrighted by a third party providing a service to the Kenya ICT Board,
users are to respect the intellectual property rights of any third party
who expressly reserves its copyright in any information, data element,
data structure, software program or other property."

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Subject: Re: [open-development] Kenya Open Data Portal

Tim: did you manage to find a license anywhere on how people can use the


2011/7/8 Tim Davies <tim at practicalparticipation.co.uk>:
> Hello all,
> I suspect many of you may have already seen this, but Keyna today
> it's own Open Data Portal at http://opendata.go.ke/ joining countries
> UK and US, and institutions like the World Bank in running an open data
> programme.
> The site is running the US-based commercial 'Socrata.com' platform and
> some interesting visualisations and mapping set-up by default.
> I'm frustrated to see the 'data is for developers' framing all over it -
> with big '+Developers click here' buttons, and nothing inviting or
> encouraging other forms of use of data, but if a wider eco-system of
> use can develop, aware that using data requires not just the data, but
> capacity building too - then this could be a really interesting and
> development.
> Lots of discussion and other analysis on twitter #opendatake and the
> blogosphere.
> Tim
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