[okfn-discuss] Call for Timeline Submissions: The Open Book

Kat Braybrooke kat.braybrooke at okfn.org
Fri Dec 7 14:53:23 UTC 2012


The Finnish Institute in London and the Open Knowledge Foundation are
publishing a book, and we want you to be a part of its history. The Open
Book (publish date 2013, details here <http://bit.ly/UK1A72>) is a
crowd-sourced publication which will contextualise the international open
knowledge movement in the words of those who are helping build it today.
This book, based on the ideas of more than 1,000 participants from over 50
nations who came together in to attend the world’s first Open Knowledge
Festival <http://okfestival.org> in Helsinki, will highlight the hopes and
motivations of those currently working to promote global change, and
introduce the movement to new audiences.

The book will begin with a pull-out concertina - a visual timeline
introducing the most important events in the history of open knowledge and
open data. As a open knowledge advocate, we would like to invite you to
help build this crowd-sourced timeline with us. We will also publish it
online using the Open Knowledge Foundation's Recline Timeliner <
http://timeliner.reclinejs.com/> based off Timeline.JS <
http://timeline.verite.co/> so that it can be a living document which
chronicles the legacy of open knowledge and open data movements over time.

To get involved, send us one to five key events, inventions or decisions
that in your opinion have contributed the most to the evolution of open
knowledge, and send these ideas to  openbook at okfestival.org. Your
submission can be very informal. We want to hear about the moments you have
found the most inspiring.

If you wish to be attributed in the text for your contribution, please
provide your full name. We also appreciate timeline contributions that
include a photo and location where possible. The publishing deadline for
contributions is January 13.

We look forward to your submissions!

The Open Book Editorial Team

| Kat Braybrooke | London, UK
| Local Groups <http://okfn.org/local> & Open Design<http://design.okfn.org>
| The Open Knowledge Foundation <http://okfn.org/>
| Twitter @kat_braybrooke <http://twitter.com/kat_braybrooke> | Skype
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