[open-development] Updates from OKFestival
lucy.chambers at okfn.org
Tue Sep 25 09:17:41 UTC 2012
Hi there Tobias,
Thanks for writing, I'd be very happy for you to repost the blog post.
If you can just add a line at the top to say it is a cross-post and
link to the original also, that would be great.
I'll follow up with you off-thread and get you the text.
On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 7:32 PM, Tobias Eigen <tobias at saidia.org> wrote:
> Hi Lucy - I'm so glad you posted this update from Helsinki. I regretted not
> being able to make it to the festival and then was unable to pay as close
> attention to it remotely as I was hoping. Would you mind if I repost your
> blog post on Kabissa to share it with our niche network serving African
> civil society?
> As things settle down for you I'd be interested in talking more with you
> about Kabissa, which the board of directors just decided last week to
> transition from a volunteer-run networking platform to a larger organization
> with staff and more programs. We are still working things out, but know
> already that we'd like one of the new programs to be to maintain an open
> data directory of African civil society organizations, as discussed in the
> Kabissa community at http://kabissa.org/open. We will soon start looking for
> partners to help fund and implement the open data directory.
> I also would like to crosspost your post on slashopen.net, a site I created
> last year to help spread open data by encouraging people to create a /open
> URL on their websites. A number of people started doing it this week and
> tweeting about it, presumably somehow in connection with the festival. Looks
> like wikipedia might get a /open URL and Lasa just created theirs this week.
> If anyone wants to contribute to either the Kabissa or /open blogs to report
> back from Helsinki or to share about your work relevant to the sites, let me
> know or go ahead and join the sites and request blogger access. They are
> community sites open to all that want to help out.
> Warm regards,
> Tobias Eigen
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> On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 10:11 AM, Lucy Chambers <lucy.chambers at okfn.org>
>> (Apologies for cross-post. )
>> In case any of you missed it last week, I thought I would quickly
>> offer a quick update from what happened at OKFestival.
>> * There were scoops - the Netherlands announced that they would
>> publish their budget for the first time in machine-readable format.
>> * There were collaborations - we teamed up with the International Aid
>> Transparency Initiative folks to sketch out some key questions in
>> developing a standard for spending data, bearing in mind
>> interoperability between these related spheres from the off.
>> * There were fantastic talks from some of the working group members,
>> talking about how to connect these complex datasets to issues people
>> really care about and on why participation is key in actually
>> improving budgeting practices (and creating a more demanding public!)
>> I've tried to capture as many discussions in as much detail as
>> possible in this blog post, and raised a few questions on where we
>> might go next - particularly in improving data quality. Would love
>> your feedback!
>> Lucy Chambers
>> Community Coordinator,
>> OpenSpending & Data Journalism
>> Open Knowledge Foundation
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