Hapee de Groot is webmaster at Hivos, the Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation. De Groot has a master's degree in political science from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He has been part of several internet projects since the inception of the internet and has 20 years experience in the field of ICT4D and the use of ICT for creating change.
The Wikileaks controversy has put – in an act of no return – the issue of open access to government data on the world’s agenda. Indeed, Wikileaks is a warning to governments. The broader open data debate is therefore an opportunity to pressure gov...read more