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Open Data Communities: what is going on in Italy?

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Presentation for LAPSI conference.

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Open Data Communities: what is going on in Italy?

  1. 1. Open Data communitiesWhats going on in Italy? Stefano Costa Open Knowledge Foundation Italia Milano, 5th May 2011
  2. 2. Communities:● Non-institutional● Non-governative● Bottom-up organisations
  3. 3. CaveatThere is no Freedom ofInformation Act in Italy
  4. 4. SpaghettiOpenData.org
  5. 5. SpaghettiOpenData.org● Unstructured community● Civil servants● Software developers● Civic hackers
  6. 6. TransparencyBusiness Participation et cetera
  7. 7. Transparency
  8. 8. The Guardian
  9. 9. Wired Italia
  10. 10. La Repubblica (major newspaper)
  11. 11. Raw data from abroad
  12. 12. Associazione Italiana per lOpen Government
  13. 13. http://tinyurl.com/opendataitalia
  14. 14. Geodata(aka: we were here before anyone else)
  15. 15. OpenStreetMap.it
  16. 16. Associazione Italiana perlInformazione Geografica Libera Promoting Free and Open SourceGeospatial Software and Open Geodata
  17. 17. LinkedOpenData.it
  18. 18. Participatory Sky Quality Monitoring (under ODBL)
  19. 19. Open Bibliographic data (beta)
  20. 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. 21. Do we have acommon strategy?
  22. 22. One ring to ruleem all CKAN: the data hub
  23. 23. http://it.ckan.net/
  24. 24. Main contributions come from ...
  25. 25. Tracking re-use
  26. 26. From open to linked
  27. 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

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