Opinion pieces

Made Open – A Local Authority Perspective

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The key to Monmouthshire being a sustainable and vibrant place lies in its people and communities. Dilemmas facing public services are really dilemmas facing communities – it is residents who will live with the consequences of service retreat / withdrawal unless we can find a way of mitigating large scale funding reduction. We now understand […]

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My hopes for Made Open.

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As we’re getting closer to our go live date, a number of people are asking me what my hopes are for Made Open. I think everyone who knows me knows that Made Open is motivated by social values, and they’re clever enough to see how it could earn revenues too. So let’s take that as […]

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Why will businesses use Made Open?

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Made Open is a social network that will empower people, communities and organisations to work together and change the world they live in. But I was reminded yesterday of why I believe a whitelabelled Made Open platform will also be suitable for innovation with large businesses too, and so I thought I’d jot these down. […]

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Why does Made Open exist?

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This is my first blog in quite a while and, I must admit, asking me this question about Made Open is a bit like asking Brian the meaning of life. It’s complicated. But here are the headlines… When I was in my late teens and early twenties I was interested in what I now know […]

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