[OKFN-AU] blog posts for humanity

Pia Waugh pia.waugh at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 18:29:00 UTC 2012

This sounds like a great idea Dave!

I'll have a think, but off the top of my head here are a few:

- Launch of righttoknow.org.au
- 30th anniversary of FOI in Australia
- launch of dataACT (first actual open data platform in Australia, though
more may be launched before years end...)
- launch of various HacksHackers communities around Australia
- GovHack 2012 http://govhack.org/ and all the datasets that were published
for that
- "Experimental Environmental Linked-data published by the Bureau of
Meteorology' http://lab.environment.data.gov.au/
- NSW Government did real time bus competition - developers still have
access and they are opening up the API properly soon
<http://www.oaic.gov.au/news/events/2012_anniversary_main.html>- launch of
the crunch blog
and a good article on the topic generally is here
- launch of OKFNau ;)

On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 5:33 PM, David F. Flanders <
david.flanders at ands.org.au> wrote:

> Wondering if anyone on list would like to co-author a post with me on what
> (if any) Open Knowledge efforts they have seen this past year - a kind of
> New Year's reflection piece aka a 'Top Ten Open Knowledge' moments of 2012
> for Australia?
> In my mind this post is not really about the OK Foundation, but more about
> helping chart any 'Open Knowledge' that is occurring in Australia and
> (perhaps even more importantly) re-iterating those occurrences that have
> actually resulted in doing things in a better way.
> The type of thing I am thinking of:
> For me the Open Knowledge moment worldwide in 2012 was the UK Government
> finally agreeing that research (as paid by the UK taxpayer) should by
> default be open (there are some caveats, but it was a big acknowledgement
> of the Open Access movement none the less).
> The question is: are there any moment in your mind for Australia that we
> could point to... moments like launching an FOI request website... moment
> such as opening up dataset not previously opened... moments of declaration
> or manifesto... or even more personal moments when two or more decided to
> get together and be activists for a more open Australia?
> If not looking to write the post with me, any shared OK moments are also
> greatly appreciated.
> ~Flanders
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