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  • Building the Global Digital CommonsJonathan Gray (@jwyg)Director of Policy and Ideasjonathan.gray@okfn.org
  • Who are theOpen Knowledge Foundation?
  • We are a global movement to open upknowledge around the world and see itused and useful.
  • We bring together a diverse community,building a network of individuals andorganisations, founded on key principles.
  • We create change by educating,empowering, evangelising and making.
  • We promote open access, open content,and open data, and the public domain.
  • 1. Opening up knowledge2. Seeing it used and useful
  • 1. Opening up knowledge2. Seeing it used and useful
  • What do we mean by open?
  • “A piece of data or content is open ifanyone is free to use, reuse, andredistribute it — subject only, at most, tothe requirement to attribute and/orsharealike.” - OpenDefinition.org
  • We want to see “open by default” in DNA of knowledge society
  • How do we promote openness?
  • Principles, policies and practises
  • Lightweight technical standards like Open Data Protocols http://www.dataprotocols.org
  • Simple legal principles like Panton Principles http://pantonprinciples.org/
  • People
  • Big network of evangelists, hackers,makers, civil servants, civil societyorganisations, scientists, students,journalists, researchers, curators, lawyers,librarians, archivists, activists, artists,analysts, designers, educators, etc.
  • Working Groups in different domains.
  • Open Knowledge Foundation Working Groups http://okfn.org/wg
  • Local Groups in countries and cities around the world.
  • Open Knowledge Foundation Local Groups http://okfn.org/local
  • Events
  • OKFestival 2012, Helsinki 1000+ people for 5 daysTalks, workshops, making http://okfestival.org
  • OKCon 2013, 17-18 September, Geneva Public policy for global digital commons International collaboration http://okcon.org
  • Open Knowledge Foundation Meetupshttp://www.meetup.com/OpenKnowledgeFoundation/
  • Documentation
  • How to open stuff up the right way
  • Open Data Handbookhttp://opendatahandbook.org/
  • 1. Opening up knowledge2. Seeing it used and useful
  • How do we promote reuse?
  • Skills and training
  • Data Journalism Handbookhttp://datajournalismhandbook.org/
  • School of Datahttp://schoolofdata.org/
  • Awards, challenges, competitions, fellowships, sprints
  • Open Data Challengehttp://opendatachallenge.org/
  • Open Humanities Awardshttp://openhumanitiesawards.org/
  • Stadt Land <Code>http://stadtlandcode.de/
  • Panton Fellowships for Open Data in Science
  • Tools and projects
  • Where Does My Money Go?http://wheredoesmymoneygo.org/
  • OpenSpendinghttp://openspending.org/
  • Europe’s Energyhttp://energy.publicdata.eu
  • CKANhttp://ckan.org/
  • TEXTUShttp://textusproject.org/
  • The Public Domain Reviewhttp://publicdomainreview.org/
  • Collaboration around the commons
  • From citizen science to civic hacking
  • From data journalism to digital humanities
  • Knowledge is not just stuff on hard drives
  • Global network
  • Shared vision of digital commons
  • Using open material to improve the world
  • Working together to make it happen
  • Jonathan Grayjonathan.gray@okfn.org | @jwyg Director of Policy and IdeasThe Open Knowledge Foundation http://okfn.org | @okfn