Bitesized Insight from Rufus Pollock of Open Knowledge

Video and transcript of Rufus Pollock discussing Open Knowledge.

Author: Founders Forum for Good Publisher: Readable Published: July 5, 2014

Open Knowledge Ireland welcomes Minister Howlin’s announcement that Government has approved the remo

This post originally appeared on Open Knowledge Ireland.

Open Knowledge Ireland welcomes the announcement by the Minister that the suggested reforms to the FOI fees regime includes the removal of the €15 application fee for non-personal requests.

Author: Flora Fleischer Publisher: Open Government Partnership Published: July 3, 2014

Open Data APIs May Play a Large Role at OKFestival in Berlin

"This year’s Open Knowledge Festival—to be held July 15-17 in Berlin—will celebrate and push forward the progress being made around the world in the use of open data for civic projects.

Alongside the packed schedule on July 16 and 17, a number of local and international fringe events will also be held to ensure that calling this a ""festival"" and not just a ""conference"" is justified."

Author: Mark Boyd Publisher: Programmable Web Published: July 2, 2014

Making All Voices Count at Open Knowledge Festival

"In line with the Open Knowledge Foundation, we believe knowledge creates power for the many, not the few. That data frees us to make informed choices about how we live, what we buy and who gets our vote. And we strive for a world where information and insights are accessible — and apparent — to everyone.

At the Open Knowledge Festival in Berlin, July 15-17 we are proud to be support the following five sessions. As Director of Global Action Chris Underwood explains:

“We’re delighted to be supporting this opportunity to broker discussions between drivers of innovation who sometimes, but not always, talk to each other. Social activists, government officials, business folk and techies all have a vital role to play. We hope the debate at OKFest leads to real partnerships for change.”"

Author: MAVC Publisher: Making All Voices Count Published: June 26, 2014

The Open Book: building the open knowledge movement

Resulting from the first Open Knowledge Festival in 2012, The Open Book is a crowdsourced, multi-author publication built to contextualise the international movement for open knowledge in the words of those who are helping build it today. What are the aims of this movement’s pioneers, and how does its prioritisation of digital transparency, open data, government accountability and the Commons impact society?

Author: D.C. Publisher: Zunia Published: June 26, 2014

Let's talk money, politics and transparency at Open Knowledge Festival 2014

All over the world, money shapes politics. Political parties and candidates in any country need money to support their activities in both election and non-election years, and that’s okay. Whether that funding comes from public sources, private contributors or both, the reality is that the financing of political activities throughout the world is often linked to actual corruption or the appearance of corruption.

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Author: Julia Kesaru Publisher: Sunlight Foundation Published: June 24, 2014

“Open minds to open actions”: Open Knowledge Festival to take place in July

Following a successful edition in 2012, the Open Knowledge Festival (OKF), the largest Open Knowledge and Open Data event in the world will be holding in Berlin, Germany.

OKF is one of the fastest growing global movement on the internet. The Open-Knowledge community is a dynamic driving force to use data and information as a base material for social and societal change and innovation.‬ OKF is to provide a forum for approaches on how to bring about real change in the world with data skills and innovative thinking.

Author: Paul Osas Publisher: The Scoop Published: June 24, 2014

Introducing Open Knowledge Romania

An ambitious and multi-disciplinary team of Open Data experts have joined forces to create the local group Open Knowledge Romania.

Headed by Ambassador Silviu Vert, the group is made up of experts already actively involved in various projects within the country – including Smart City in Timisoara.

Author: ePSI Publisher: ePSI Published: June 12, 2014

Grant awarded to Open Knowledge Foundation

The Indigo Trust has awarded a grant of £41,926 to the Open Knowledge Foundation for its School of Data project in South Africa. In the age of big data, the volume of information that voters have at their disposal is monumental. Service delivery failures and corruption are hot political issues in South Africa. Access to this data gives South Africans more power than ever before to hold the government to account at the ballot box.

Author: Rachel McLellan Publisher: Indigo Trust Published: June 9, 2014

Philippine Government officials train open data skills with Open Knowledge Foundation & World Bank

Open government does not end with setting up an open data portal, Philippine Government officials learnt during a week-long data skills training session organised by Open Data Philippines, Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) and the World Bank.

Cross post from FutureGov Asia.

Author: Zunia Publisher: Zunia Published: June 8, 2014

Philippine government officials train open data skills with Open Knowledge Foundation & World Bank

Open government does not end with setting up an open data portal, Philippine Government officials learnt during a week-long data skills training session organised by Open Data Philippines, Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) and the World Bank.

Author: Medha Bassu Publisher: FutureGov Asia Pacific Published: June 4, 2014

Introducing the new Open Development Toolkit site!

We’re very happy to launch today a new website for the Open Development Toolkit, which which includes a number of new features to help people make use of, and contribute to, the project.

Author: Jesus Salinas Publisher: Published: June 4, 2014

Open Knowledge Festival 2014 - Open Minds to Open Action

The festival will enable the participants to define solid goals, build new partnerships and co-create the roadmap for the next steps of the open movement.

Author: Europeana Publisher: Europeana Labs Published: June 2, 2014

School of Data

“Everywhere in the world, journalists have been afraid of spreadsheets and of math, so that’s very universal,” said Anders Pedersen of Open Knowledge Foundation. Fortunately, The School of Data features modules that say civilians should fear no longer.

The online “school,” launched in 2012, makes one understand concepts in statistics with only a few words and multiple-screen grabs or external links (visit the “Taming the Fierce Beast” module)....

Author: Phillippine Daily Inquirer Publisher: Published: June 1, 2014