[okfn-discuss] OKCon 2008
jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Nov 6 12:20:23 UTC 2007
Apologies for the delays in getting a second iteration of the OKCon 2008
draft announce out! I've included it inline below.
Saul and Rufus - you were absolutely right in pointing out it was very
general. My intention was for us all to flesh it out on the wiki, but
agree its probably better to have something more substantial to pick at
and work with.
The new version has a lot of questions in it (it pretty much *is* a load
of themed questions) and could do with stronger thread or focus to
connect the dots. That said, no links are probably better than tenuous ones.
Also - what about 'Tools, Applications and Services'?
Subject: OKCon 2008: London School of Economics, 15th March 2008
# OKCon 2008 - 'Applications and Services'
# London School of Economics
# 15th March 2008
# home: <http://www.okfn.org/okcon/>
# wiki: <http://www.okfn.org/wiki/okcon2008/>
In the past few years we've witnessed the rise of web-based services -
from social networking sites to online spreadsheet packages. While we
have definitions for open software and open knowledge, what is an open
service? What kinds of new services can be built using open knowledge?
We've seen the growth of successful open knowledge projects - from peer
reviewed journals to community edited encyclopaedias - but what impact
can open licensing have in education, research and commerce? Does open
licensing have benefits for researchers? Is sharing the key to scaling?
What kinds of business models are available to open knowledge
distributors? How is open knowledge applied in different institutional
and professional contexts?
There now exists a vast amount of open content and data. What tools are
avaiable to analyse and represent this wealth of material? How can we
sort, search, store it to increase its availability and visibility?
The second Open Knowledge conference will bring together individuals and
groups from across the open knowledge spectrum for a day of seminars and
workshops around the theme of 'Applications and Services'. Three main
sessions will focus on 'Transport and Environment', 'Visualization and
Analysis' and 'Education'.
We are currently welcoming submissions and suggestions. If you are
interested in giving a paper, facilitating or otherwise helping out,
please contact info [at] okfn [dot] org. Early registration is
encouraged as space is limited!
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