[OKFN-AU] blog posts for humanity

Pia Waugh pia.waugh at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 22:11:20 UTC 2012

Oh, I don't think these are the top 10 necessarily, just something to start
with :) I'm sure others have great examples too :)
On Dec 11, 2012 9:06 AM, "David F. Flanders" <david.flanders at ands.org.au>

> 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
>> http://www.oaic.gov.au/news/events/2012_anniversary_main.html
>> - 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.spatialsource.com.au/2012/10/09/article/Real-time-bus-data-competition-NSW/ZCVREGNYVY.html
>>  <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
>> http://www.smh.com.au/data-point/from-stolid-to-sexy-vive-la-data-revolution-20120915-25zir.html
>> - 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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