An open data platform were Sierra Leone related datasets are freely available for everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control. It allows the public to view and comment on open data shared by the private sector, civil society groups, open data professionals, academia, and NGOs

The domain name ihub.org.sl is owned and operated by TpISENT and was legally purchased few years back from AFCOM, the .sl domain registrar.
It is simply a sub-domain of ihub.org.sl and we are using it to publish http://opendata.ihub.org.sl
opendata.gov.sl has been down and unavailable for more than 6 months. The datasets available in opendata.gov.sl were created and published by the government. opendata.gov.sl is the Governments national portal to publish data openly to the public. It does not publish data from private sector nor from civil society actors and data activist.
NO. opendata.ihub.org.sl will always be there and will strive to link to opendata.gov.sl if permitted by the MIC. It will compliment the work of the MIC instead of competing with the efforts of the MIC.
Yes. We will encourage government MDAs to submit datasets for public use but its is not mandotory for them to do so.
Sierra Leone private sector actors, Academia, Civil society actors, data activists, and technology community. We will strive to work primarily with the private sector, civil society actors, technology actors and data activists to source for and input Sierra Leone related datasets into the portal for use by all.
YES. That is what we are mandated to do as an ICT Business in Sierra Leone. We are allowed to develop, publish, sell, maintain and operate software, web applications, web portals, mobile apps and etc without asking for any special permissions.
Yes. Check the following links https://opendata.com.ng/, https://data.code4sa.org/, http://sierraleone.opendataforafrica.org/, https://africaopendata.org/
Because there is something we call "The Right to Access Information Act, 2013" It states "Being an Act to provide for the disclosure of information held by public authorities or by persons providing services for them and to provide for other related matters"
Open data is the idea that some data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control. Open data must first be both “technically open” and “legally open.” Technically open: [data] available in a machine-readable standard format, which means it can be retrieved and meaningfully processed by a computer application. Legally open: [data] explicitly licensed in a way that permits commercial and non-commercial use and re-use without restrictions
Open Government Data (OGD) is a philosophy and increasingly a set of policies - that promotes transparency, accountability and value creation by making government data available to all. Public bodies produce and commission huge quantities of data and information
Public data is information that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone with no existing local, national or international legal restrictions on access or usage
Because they want to make government more open and accountable. Opening government data increases citizen participation in government, creates opportunities for economic development, and informs decision making in both the private and public sectors.
Because they want to make government more open and accountable. Opening government data increases citizen participation in government, creates opportunities for economic development, and informs decision making in both the private and public sectors.

Open government data is important because the more accessible, discoverable, and usable data is, the more impact it can have. These impacts include, but are not limited to: cost savings, efficiency, fuel for business, improved civic services, informed policy, performance planning, research and scientific discoveries, transparency and accountability, and increased public participation in the democratic dialogue

In Local Government, City-Data provides detailed profiles of all cities, allowing anyone to find information such as demographics, crime rates, weather patterns, home values, cost of living and more

Have you used any of the following apps; Yelp, Kayak, LinkedIn, Realtor, FourSquare, Facebook, and Twitter? All of them share one thing in common. They are use data that is open by the government all the time. For example, when you compare airline prices for a ticket on Kayak, Kayak makes a call to the Federal Airvation Auhtority Open Database to find the information for all airliness registered with them and use that number to learn their ticket prices and etc.