7 Quotes relevant to Open Gov from Davos 2013

“A hacker to me is someone creative who does wonderful things.”

-Tim Berners-Lee , inventor of the World Wide Web, in An Insight, An Idea

“There’s nothing to be scared of in open data. Unless you’re taking money where you shouldn’t be taking money.”

-Peter Corbett, CEO of iStrategyLabs in Citizen Power – Leading Connected Societies


“There needs to be an anti-corruption stance from the start, otherwise corruption is in the system.”

-Huguette Labelle, Chair of Transparency International and Co-Chair of the Annual Meeting, in The Global Agenda 2013 


“Online we can act as a fifth estate”

-Matt Mullenweg, Founder of WordPress, on how the internet has let the underdog triumph in WEF Blog


“There is no turning back the clock on our interconnected world, but we could jeopardize its benefits if we fail to invest in a trusted data environment”.

-Ellen Richey, Chief Enterprise Risk Officer, Visa, USA in WEF Blog on Big Data


“Social media is strengthening the supervision of Chinese officials, and this is a good thing”

-Li Jingtian of the China Communist Party, in China 2020: Vision meets Reality


“Definitions are changing as civil society is recognized as encompassing far more than a mere “sector” dominated by the NGO community: civil society today includes an ever wider and more vibrant range of organized and unorganized groups, as new civil society actors blur the boundaries between sectors and experiment with new organizational forms, both online and off.”

New WEF Report on the The Future Role of Civil Society

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