I was attending to the "Open Data" event held at Kanaung Hub in MICT Park Yangon a last Wednesday 11 May 2016. They are talking about the open data developing in Myanmar. Ko Ravi, Ko Nyi Lynn Seck, Ko Tho Hi, Ko Thar Htet was sharing about their experience about open data, developing, landscape of Myanmar.
“Open data is the idea that some data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control.” Wiki said. Actually we must know more about the open data benefit. Myanmar is still lowest rate on the open data developing in the world. Therefore, who have a big data, how to archive and when we have it? Also what for?
|Ko Thar Htet|
However, we can contribute as we can, like an open street map. The government is the one of big data source, the public have right to know. How we can put to government for data archive with digital and how to involve it? The advocacy is one thing of important.
However we are trying to the open data developing since 2009, but too slow. So how we should do? I was question by myself.
|Ko Nyi Lynn Seck|
Advocacy, accountability, transparency is the only way to our goal, isn’t it?