[okfn-discuss] The Open Handbook - a One Week Book project
john.slade.baxter at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 08:28:11 UTC 2012
Thanks for your help!
I hadn't come across the handbooks yet. The Open Data Handbook in
particular will be really useful - and it's great that I can point to a
quality source on Open Data and not need to write too much myself. I really
want to focus on the concept of 'openness' and not need to write about what
others know much better than I do. Thanks Rufus!
Michael, feel free to spam me with more content any time you like. : ) The
'free culture' stream is one I hadn't really picked up on yet. I fear I
won't get the chance to cover it properly (I do only have a week, and it's
a fascinating jungle), but I will definitely touch on it. It's a great
illustration of how openness isn't just about noisy social media, or
specific collaborations, but can have macro effects when taken up on a
cultural level - very much what I'm trying to advocate.
If you're interested in keeping up, this
my content overview document, and
the Facebook page. It's coming along a bit slower than I'd have
but it is coming along, it's been a great experience and I think some of
the content actually isn't that bad. So, back to it!
NB. I process my inbox once daily. Tweet, or include 'urgent' somewhere in
your subject line to get my attention more quickly.
On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 6:02 AM, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org>wrote:
> On 8 December 2012 13:59, John Baxter <john.slade.baxter at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello OKFN!
> > I found out about OKFN doing background research for a One Week Book I'm
> > writing next week. I'm working on an Open Handbook (guidebook for
> > openness). Interpret that how you will. : ) It's early days yet and
> > topic is yet to emerge fully. (I have notes on the topic here.)
> Just wanted to check you have seen some of the handbooks that have
> already written by OKF folks:
> Open Data Handbook - http://opendatahandbook.org/
> Data Journalism Handbook - http://datajournalismhandbook.org/
> Data Science and Data Wrangling - http://schoolofdata.org/handbook
> Open Spending Handbook (in progress) -
> > Would appreciate some advice... The big question - do you think there's
> > book worth writing in that topic statement, that hasn't already been
> > written? I'd also like to know if you can point me in the direction of
> > references that have covered the topic.
> Above could be useful :-)
> > Thanks!
> > Also, if you want to keep up with it, I'm using a Facebook Page (all my
> > are also open - e.g. project overivew).
> > John Baxter
> > www.jsbaxter.com.au
> > @JohnSBaxter
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