[ckan-discuss] Starting an open data registry for Belgium

Friedrich Lindenberg friedrich at pudo.org
Tue Aug 31 22:57:21 BST 2010

Hi Mehmet, 

that's great news, we're of course happy to help with your effort to set up a data registry for Belgium. I've just performed a basic install of the CKAN software at http://be.ckan.net. This is only a first step, though, and I'd like to propose a call to discuss how we can further aid you both from a technical and a strategic perspective. 

Perhaps both you and Jonathan have a bit of time available this thursday? I'm free most of the day and will be online at skype:friedrich.cleversoft. 



On Aug 31, 2010, at 9:54 PM, Mehmet Koksal wrote:

> Dear CKAN members,
> My name is Mehmet Koksal, I am a freelance investigative journalist working in Brussels (for Courrier international, IPS News, Alter, Parlemento,...) and specialising in local minority issues, local politics, transparency and wobbing (FOI) issues. Last week in Amsterdam, I met Jonathan Gray during a conference on data journalism. I'm now interested in starting an open data registry to gather Belgium's local/regional/federal databases and analysis. The idea is to promote investigative reporting, transparency and equal opportunity.
> Today I just collected and published (on www.Parlemento.com) the last Belgium election expenditures (this database is very difficult to access as civil servants allow only 15-day access to voters, by publishing online this information I make this available to everyone for anytime)
> It would be nice to get some technical help to install and start running a new Belgian CKAN registry.
> Looking forward to hear from you,
> Mehmet Koksal
> info at mehmet.be
> +32 486 451 678 
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