[okfn-discuss] History of the Open Knowledge Foundation

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Mon Dec 2 08:57:38 UTC 2013

Hi All,

I've been working with a few folks to put together a general Open Knowledge
Foundation TimeMap here:

Trello card on Ideas:

Here is the source gdocs
be delighted to see people jump in with contributions - as long as you're
happy with some editorial :-) (one immediate thing is to go through early
blog entries!).

There is also work led by Charalampos to put together a *Local Groups
timemap* (more granular and detailed):

TimeMap: http://timemapper.okfnlabs.org/okfn/local-groups-activities
Trello card on Ideas:

@Everton: you raise more general points especially re 10y anniversary but I
thought these were some good resources to get started with!


On 1 December 2013 05:10, Everton Zanella Alvarenga <
everton.alvarenga at okfn.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> is there any place I can find the history of the Open Knowledge
> Foundation? I just know Rufus was one of the co-founders (who were the
> others?) and what is written here
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Knowledge_Foundation
> Since next year the OKF will be 10 years old, it would be great to have
> such kind of information for we understand the roots of our expanding
> network and celebrate it.
> Maybe Rufus and Jonathan (others?), copied here, could tell us about it?
> It'd be great to know who started to write the open definition and why,
> the origin of CKAN, some initial ideas that were dropped out in the last
> 10 years, the reason someone thought it was necessary to create an
> organization that promotes open knowledge in its all forms and her or his
> main motivations etc.. There are a lot of other things I am sure several
> people would like to know. :)
> Tom
> --
> Everton Zanella Alvarenga (also Tom)
> OKF Brasil - Rede pelo Conhecimento Livre
> http://br.okfn.org


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