What really results from deploying open data apps in the society and particularly in grass-root communities? Why then should we encourage the technology community to explore the business and revenue opportunities that are presented by open data? On what evidential basis,are we demanding from the government (and other organizations) to maintain open data portals?
While conversations and research work around open data is relatively new and mainly focused on a country’s readiness to adopt open government, there arises new research challenges with regards to the impacts of existing and upcoming open data initiatives.Many proponents of open data are using hypothetical justifications as to why open data is useful in promoting transparency and increasing service delivery- as a result of increased access to information. Source