[Okfn-francophone] Fwd: [OKFN-Local-Coord] The Open Data Census once again getting into gear!

Samuel Goëta samgoeta at gmail.com
Thu Sep 5 16:04:08 UTC 2013


l'OKF est à la recherche de volontaires pour aider à remplir et vérifier
les résultats de l'Open Data Census: census.okfn.org.

Beaucoup de pays, notamment francophones, n'ont pas encore d'éditeurs.

Si vous avez une expérience particulière dans un pays, n'hésitez pas à
postuler. C'est un projet intéressant qui vous permettra de mieux connaitre
la disponibilité et la diffusion des données publiques.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Christian Villum <christian.villum at okfn.org>
Date: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 3:47 PM
Subject: [OKFN-Local-Coord] The Open Data Census once again getting into
To: Open Knowledge Foundation Local Coordinators Mailing List <
okfn-local-coord at lists.okfn.org>

*(Apologies for the cross-posting, if you're a Country Editor you've
already received this message once)*

 Dear Local Groups,

First and foremost we would like to send out a big thank you for all the
hard work many of you put into the Open Data Census push back in June
leading up to the G8 summit in Northern Ireland. The
all around the world, and gained lots of media attention, not only stemming
from the G8-submissions, but from all the submissions made - that
truly visualized
the global community behind open knowledge in general - and the Open Data
Census in particular.

NOW we want to take this further!

As announced on the OKF blog
we are getting ready to engage in a new and much bigger push, where we in
the next few weeks want to do with the rest of the world what we did with
the G8 countries back in June: We want to expand the Census to as many new
countries as possible, get all the data up to date and have them reviewed
to ensure accuracy. And then we want to present them at the monumental Open
Government Partnership Summit in London on October 30 - to show the world
the current state of open government data, as seen by the citizens of the

So once again we need your help as Local Groups - by either having you sign
up to become a Country Editor, or help us reach other potential Country
Editors in your local and international networks. In other words, we would
like you to help us expand the community of Country Editors to all corners
of the world.

We are therefore asking you to help us with the following concrete tasks:

   - Now: Help us spread the word: Share the Open Knowledge Foundation blog
your networks - we'd like to reach every people in every corner of the
   world, and we cannot do that without you!
   - Now: Help us reach new Country Editors. Take a look at the current
   list of Census countries with
   Do you have good contacts in your network in other countries, who might
   potentially want to join our Country Editor community? In that case, please
   let us know by either writing to the Census Discussion
List<http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/open-data-census>(to which
you should all be subscribed, if not then please join - it’s
   open) or by writing to us directly <christian.villum at okfn.org>.
   - Now: Join as a Country Editor. If your country hasn't got a Country
   Editor yet (see list above), then we'd love for it to be you! And
evenif your country already has one, we would enjoy having more people
join the
   Country Editor community in each country to share the activities.
   - Soon, starting September 15 - when a series of new technical updates
   on the Census have finished - go into the Census and see if to check up
   on the submissions to see if the results are fully up-to-date and if any
   updates have been released for your country. If they have, then please
   - Later, starting October 1  - when the data collection has finished - *help
   us *find reviewers in your country to help review the submissions. This
   will ensure accuracy and accountability and make the Open Data Census more
   reliable for governments and communities to compare with and media to write

The aim is to have a fully expanded, updated and reviewed Open Data
Censusto present to all the Open Government Partnerships govs in
London in
October, and furthermore craft a magnificent tool for communities all over
the world to use to start discussions with their governments and to drive
the open government data agenda forward in their local area.

To know more, join the Census Discussion
Country Editors and other curious enthusiastis discuss ideas,
concerns and opportunities. You can also check out the new Country Editor
role description<https://docs.google.com/a/okfn.org/document/d/1TmqNTQwrQA5gOUX_HUT5o7Z4tWZC3-q1Omw_CINrs4k/edit>and
the Open
Data Census FAQ<https://docs.google.com/a/okfn.org/document/d/14lrN0Ge4W6X_eRuzvFtUSv2TcUi5Zcmw0YTum37EKOQ/edit#>

We’re looking forward to another great boost to the Census!

- Christian, Ira and the rest of the Census team


Christian Villum

Community Manager, Open Government Data + Local Groups Network
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