I TRY TO ensure our creative multimedia students understand the importance of sharing data points through simple things like online photos. And I listen to strategic thinkers like Tony Clement explain why our world is better with Open Data in it.
I wish anybody in charge of State money in Ireland had to certify (1) Open Data compliance and (2) API end point access for public data they gather or maintain. In my mind, it's a matter of accessibility. We hear the accessibility standard discussed in every developers' conference. Public servants have to be concerned with accessible internet resources and they're graded accordingly. We need to impose the same kind of public expectation on all the data that's culled and presented online by State agencies.