Meet.21: HK Government Information & Copyright


Pindar Wong, Creative Commons Hong Kong

At this event we will discuss HK Government Information and data – can we share it, repurpose it, build on it? What are the limitations, risks? Will government information become public domain and Creative Commons Zero (CC0) like in the United States? If not, why not?
Pindar Wong is the co-public lead of Creative Commons Hong Kong. He serves on the Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Government, the School of Engineering Advisory Committee HKUST, the Technical Advisory Board of the Packet Clearing House. He is a member of DimSumLabs and the W3C Web Payments Community Group. He enjoys innovating by hacking the Raspberry Pi and Internet Governance Policy and serves as a Commissioner on the Global Commission on Internet Governance.

Kim Salkeld, Head HK Efficiency Unit

Also, Kim Salkeld and his staff from the HK Gov Efficiency Unit will briefly discuss the role of his department to modernise government services. The unit is “tasked with pursuing the Government’s commitment to transforming the management and delivery of public services so that the community’s needs are met in the most effective and efficient manner. The unit works in partnership with bureaux and departments across the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to identify opportunities for performance enhancement, design practical solutions, develop compelling business cases, and secure effective implementation.” 
*UPDATE* The HK Gov OGCIO have rescheduled to attend Meet.23 in June.

  • 7:00 Networking
  • 7:15 Opening up – what is Open Data, about the ODHK community (Bastien)
  • 7:30: Kim Salkeld, Efficiency Unit
  • 7:45: Pindar Wong: HKGov Information & Copyright
  • Open Data News Roundup, Announcements, Demos of anything, Review of Make.03 projects,
  • Topic group discussions – split into tables to discuss specific topics
  • Networking


Tuesday 20 May, at 7pm
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Location: Delaney’s Wan Chai
Address: 2/F, One Capital Place – 18 Luard Road, Wan Chai

Whether you’re already familiar with Open Data or just want to find out what it is, come to our regular meetup. No technical skills required. Come out and meet fellow Hong Kong Open Data enthusiasts.

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