Comment 61162

By MountainCreature (registered) | Posted March 18, 2011 at 11:58:05

Di Ianni argued that open data can leave citizens "more confused" than informed, that "opening up data is expensive" and that some advocates "want to use the data as weapons to hold the system accountable".

Dear Larry Di Ianni,

You're damned right I want to use open data to hold the system accountable. Care to tell us what the problem with that is?

There shouldn't be a problem so long as Open Data doesn't yield findings that prompt responsible citizens and press from demanding accountability. If you have nothing to hide, then there's no reason to break a sweat, is there Di Ianni?

You're right about one thing though. Open Data is inevitable, and transparency is here to stay. Establishment guys need to get used to it, or get out.

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