Why don’t we use open source software development techniques in the energy industry? There’s an easy answer to that, of course. The current structure of competition is so heavily biased towards zero-sum game conceptions, between companies and between the corporate sector and host governments, that it would be hard to make happen. Ghana, or Yemen, more »
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Campaigns for the global right of access to data tend to appeal to disempowered citizens of producing nations and local journalists, with the goal of achieving a more even playing field for such marginalised groups who are missing out on the spoils of natural resource wealth. Now bear with me here, as this won't sound popular. But let's not ignore the investors here – not conventional targets of sympathy, but a stakeholder group that can suffer from asymmetry of information just as oil and gas journalists in the Niger Delta do, or civil society activists in Kazakhstan.