[OKFN-AU] blog posts for humanity

David F. Flanders david.flanders at ands.org.au
Mon Dec 10 23:06:07 UTC 2012

Love it Kylie, nice one.  I didn't know about this... gives me an idea for
a hack-film-fest :)  Kylie, do you or anyone else on list know of more
Australian film media that is open like this?  There are some great tools
out there for doing things like text and face recognition which could be
really fun - as well as the potential for making more noise about Open
Australian Film :)

Anyone else have their own personal Open highlights form last year, I'll
continue to curate and list accordingly for a joint blog post accordingly :)

Thanks in advance for any further considerations or ideas.


On 11 December 2012 09:30, Kylie Pappalardo <kylie.pappalardo at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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
> http://www.abc.net.au/archives/projects.htm
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Files_from_the_Australian_Broadcasting_Corporation
> Kylie
> 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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