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Open Government Data in Europe: The State of Play

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  • 1. Open Government Data in Europe: The State of Play ICT2010, Brussels th 28 September 2010 Jonathan Gray The Open Knowledge Foundation
  • 2. From books to bits...
  • 3. Digital technologies have the potential to radically transform the way that knowledge is disseminated in our society.
  • 4. But we still have a long way to go … - the shadow of the print press - datasets are to illustrate reports - publishing without reuse in mind - culture of asking permission - vast information silos - non-machine readable formats - broken links, vanishing content
  • 5. Where are we going?
  • 6. An ecosystem of open data: - small pieces, loosely joined - easy to reuse, easy to recombine - lots of contributors / maintainers - distributed, decentralised - divide and conquer - innovation / unexpected reuse - iterative, versioned, 'wiki'-like - learning from open source
  • 7. From legal uncertainty...
  • 8. … to legal clarity.
  • 9. Open data: free for anyone to reuse or redistribute for any purpose
  • 10. Why do we care?
  • 11. Open government data has social and economic value...
  • 12. Two metaphors: Soil Pipes
  • 13. New ways of representing data...
  • 14. New ways of delivering data...
  • 15. New ways of combining data...
  • 16. Unexpected reuse...
  • 17. Where are we now?
  • 18. Official Open Government Data Initiatives
  • 19. Official Data Catalogues: National
  • 20. Official Data Catalogues: Local
  • 21. Official Open Government Data Initiatives
  • 22. Community Open Government Data Initiatives
  • 23. What next?
  • 24. LOD2 WP9: PublicData.eu - Pan-European data catalogue - Showcasing applications - Building user communities
  • 25. th London, 18-19 November 2010 opengovernmentdata.org/camp2010
  • 26. New technologies New applications New services New users
  • 27. Towards a European open data ecosystem...
  • 28. jonathan.gray@okfn.org http://twitter.com/jwyg http://identi.ca/jwyg
  • 29. Image credits Work with schools by New York Public Library Images by Otto Neurath and the Isotype Institute from Fulltable Pierre Vivant's Traffic Light Tree by William Warby The Green Light by Ted Percival Lego Bricks by bdesham Plumbing bits by cmurtaugh Mount Fear East London by Abigail Reynolds Compost 06/08/2007 by suavehouse113 These slides are available under a Creative Commons Attribution Sharealike License. While most images are available under an open license (see above) some are used for illustrative purposes and rights may be reserved by their creators.

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