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Tue Nov 18 15:29:54 GMT 2008

"Gapminder is a non-profit venture promoting sustainable global
development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium
Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and
other information about social, economic and environmental development
at local, national and global levels."

The Gapminder project is an excellent high profile example of how
public information can be re-used. Hans been a strong proponent of
making public data available for re-use. Also, as you know, the OKF
has recently begun to expand its activities to include work on
visualisation technologies - with its workshops on Visualisation
technologies (, and a
new Working Group on Open Visualisation - which will be launched in
the New Year. We hope Hans will help to advise and inform our
activities in this area.

Warm regards,


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