“While we recognise the value of open-source, we also realise the majority of [our] people don’t have the resources to take advantage of it,” Jones says. Since the Māori people haven’t been afforded the same opportunities for education and advancement as many of the people who regularly make use of open source databases, Jones says making their data open-source doesn’t work to the benefit of his people.

@bright_helpings There are some detailed guidelines around the use of this kind of Māori data: Taiuru, K. 2020. Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti and Māori Ethics Guidelines for: AI, Algorithms, Data and IOT.

They recommend that "Māori shall decide which Māori data shall be controlled (tapu) or open (noa) access."


I'd be interested in a more detailed discussion around what this can tell us about communities needs and how we need to address them.

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