Hacking with the government: The growing push for a new open data plan – TimeOut Hong Kong

Time Out Hong Kong features ODHK, discussing the growing movement and the importance of open data in Hong Kong. The article, “Hacking with the government: The growing push for a new open data plan“, appeared on April 2nd, 2014.

“Open data is simply data that has been placed in the commons,” explains Mart van de Ven, programmer and co-founder of the Open Data Hong Kong group. “It’s information that is publicly available – and you’re permitted to use it for whatever means you want.” Co-founded by Van de Ven and technologist Bastien Douglas last year, the Open Data Hong Kong group meets every three weeks and passionately advocates the assimilation of open data into our society. The diverse members include academics, journalists, graphic designers and programmers.