Open Data Communities: what is going on in Italy?

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  • 1. Open Data communitiesWhats going on in Italy? Stefano Costa Open Knowledge Foundation Italia Milano, 5th May 2011
  • 2. Communities:● Non-institutional● Non-governative● Bottom-up organisations
  • 3. CaveatThere is no Freedom ofInformation Act in Italy
  • 4. SpaghettiOpenData.org
  • 5. SpaghettiOpenData.org● Unstructured community● Civil servants● Software developers● Civic hackers
  • 6. TransparencyBusiness Participation et cetera
  • 7. Transparency
  • 8. The Guardian
  • 9. Wired Italia
  • 10. La Repubblica (major newspaper)
  • 11. Raw data from abroad
  • 12. Associazione Italiana per lOpen Government
  • 13. http://tinyurl.com/opendataitalia
  • 14. Geodata(aka: we were here before anyone else)
  • 15. OpenStreetMap.it
  • 16. Associazione Italiana perlInformazione Geografica Libera Promoting Free and Open SourceGeospatial Software and Open Geodata
  • 17. LinkedOpenData.it
  • 18. Participatory Sky Quality Monitoring (under ODBL)
  • 19. Open Bibliographic data (beta)
  • 20. What is relevant to LAPSI?● Nor “Public Sector Information” neither “PSI” are part of the day-to-day vocabulary of open data communities● Some communities (but not all) are deeply aware of the importance of legal aspects ‒ we need to create bridges of exchange● Theres a varying level of interaction between Italy and EU initiatives ‒ thematic networks play a key role
  • 21. Do we have acommon strategy?
  • 22. One ring to ruleem all CKAN: the data hub
  • 23. http://it.ckan.net/
  • 24. Main contributions come from ...
  • 25. Tracking re-use
  • 26. From open to linked
  • 27. Grazie!Image credits:Spaghetti: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gotosira/4699302559/Mapping conference: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pibinko/2570491916/Mapping Spritz: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pibinko/2531017400/ Stefano Costa stefano.costa@okfn.org Open Knowledge Foundation Italia Milano, 5th May 2011