The first being that HKG needs to create a 'culture of open’. This is perhaps a slightly strange term, but it truly embodies the intent that governments the world over should have.
I've been asked this question a lot lately. And recently, a journalist asked me this during an interview for a story on his problem getting data on noise pollution from the Hong Kong Government. Christopher DeWolfe quoted me in the article, Hong Kong's Silence on Noise Pollution.
As a consultant at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JSMC) at HKU, I've been able to see some of the interesting work being done with Open Data here in Hong Kong.
Anil Dash has a great post on the Knight Foundation blog called the end of the beginning: lessons from open government so far. In the post, he outlines that we've done a lot of thinking about what open government could mean, but that we haven't yet really got started, solving real problems and building real tools.