[OKFN-AU] blog posts for humanity
David F. Flanders
david.flanders at ands.org.au
Mon Dec 10 22:05:57 UTC 2012
A great start Pia - 9 in total, one more and we'll have a top ten... though
would love it if we could all think of even more :) /dff
On 11 December 2012 05:29, Pia Waugh <pia.waugh at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/blogs/the-crunch/welcome-to-the-crunch-data-journalism-blog-20120628-21525.html -
> 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.
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