really matters

Tom Steinberg, the founder of the MySociety charity has weighed in to the debate about the proposed closure in the US of the site. Steinberg comments that the question some people are asking – what should be changed about to make more people use it – is “exactly the wrong question”. He says, “[W]hat counts is that the right people (who in that case work for our banks, and our governments) do visit those pages sometimes and get the things they need to. When their needs are met, we all benefit.”

Steinberg explains, “Open data policy matters because it reduces barriers to people with bright ideas from creating goods and services that make the world a bit better, either socially or economically. It really is as simple as that.”

Source: The Guardian

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern.


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