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From Quantity to Quality

Open Data is a much-debated topic and – since the Obama administration launched Data.gov on May 21, 2009 – an international competition, too. Nearly 400 Open-Data Portals emerged meanwhile. 325 more words

037 Open Data Initiatives

Open Silos? Open data and OER

“Open silos” might seem like a contradiction in terms, but this was one of the themes that emerged during last week’s  Open Knowledge Open Education Working Group… 627 more words


Planet Open Science Now Open

In this post, I talked about building a Planet Open Science to collect the various posts from members of the Open Science community and I’m happy to announce that it is ready to use.  38 more words

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Reference Data - Sing from the same hymn sheet

What is reference data anyway? And why does it matter?

Imagine a choir turning up for practice. The choirmaster says “We’re singing A mighty fortress is our God… 409 more words

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From Intrigued to Interested- What is Need to Get People in a Movement?

In Lou Woodley’s blog, I saw an post about what is needed to sustain a movement.  There was one thing that is missing, at least to me, and that is getting people intrigued about the movement and it’s projects.  308 more words

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Thoughts on Having a Meta Open Science Community

Over the last week, I started to think about how to improve the collaboration between the Open Science groups and researchers and also between the groups themselves. 363 more words

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'Building Things with Local Government Data' - David Morrison's talk at OKFN Edinburgh

This July, code fellow David Morrison gave a lightning talk at the Edinburgh Open Knowledge Foundation Meetup, kindly hosted by the Scottish Parliament. You can find out about the other speakers at the… 16 more words