[OKFN-AU] blog posts for humanity

Kylie Pappalardo kylie.pappalardo at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 22:30:58 UTC 2012

I would add one more item to Pia's excellent list - the ABC releasing 22
files of archival news footage to Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons
Attribution (CC-BY) licences


On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 8:11 AM, Pia Waugh <pia.waugh at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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>
> wrote:
>> 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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