[Open-Legislation] Open Legislation for all of us!
rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Thu Sep 26 14:03:44 UTC 2013
This is fantastic Clemens - very excited!
To add: info on my in-progress scraping and processing of UK court
judgments at https://github.com/okfn/ideas/issues/57
On 26 September 2013 10:39, Clemens Wass <clemens at wass.at> wrote:
> Dear all,
> the Law Mining Hackathon 2013 in Geneva during the OKCon was a huge
> success and led to the re-activation of this OKFN working group and mailing
> Everybody is taking about open data, open innovation and open source
> software today. Why shouldn't the legal community benefit from these
> concepts as well? We would like you to become active in this forum! What
> are your thoughts?
> Sometimes it does not take a huge effort to drive innovation, as we have
> seen in Geneva. A few projects have been launched in only three days:
> - Case Law as a Service (CLaaS)
> - Open Laws Search (http://www.openlaws.eu/)
> - Open This Data (http://button.datalets.ch)
> - Open Privacy Legislation (http://cdb.io/19dvTYx)
> Special thanks to the team in Switzerland: Christian, Oleg and Jean-Henry.
> You were great!
> Read more about the hackathon projects here:
> What can you do?
> - Spread the word to your colleagues and friends.
> - Ask them to join our mailing list: http://legislation.okfn.org
> - Become active in our mailing list and start discussions!
> To get the ball rolling:
> - What do you think about the hackathon projects?
> - How much would you share with others? How open are you?
> - What do you think about Open Access Journals in the legal field?
> - How will future legal services look like in an open environment?
> Just as a reminder, the OKFN Open Legislation Working Group exists to:
> *Define the area of Open Legislation – what it means and what it
> involves.* In our view there are at least three facets: availabilty of
> legal documents, information on law-making processes and the collaborative
> work on legal documents.
> *Act as a central point of reference and support for people who are
> interested in open legislation*
> *Identify practices of early adopters, collecting data and developing
> *Act as a hub for the development of low cost, community driven
> projects related to open legislation*
> Best, Clemens
> About me: I am a legal professional with a good understanding of
> technology. I am based in Salzburg, Austria but I also teach at the Vienna
> University of Economics and Business. You can find my profile here:
> at.linkedin.com/pub/clemens-wass/1/945/aa2/. I have volunteered to handle
> the administrative work around this mailing list, so please, give me
> something to do ;-)
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