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Open Data Privacy 27 Aug 2013 | 06:23 pm

“yes, the government should open other people’s data” Traditionally, the Open Knowledge Foundation has worked to open non-personal data – things like publicly-funded research papers, government spend...

The Data Journalism Handbook now available in French, Spanish and Russian 22 Aug 2013 | 11:22 pm

Last year the Open Knowledge Foundation worked with the European Journalism Centre to publish the Data Journalism Handbook, a free, openly licensed reference book showing journalists how to use data t...

Visualizing How the Brazilian Government Underspends on the Public Good 22 Aug 2013 | 05:31 pm

This post is authored by Vitor Batista, who works as developer for the Open Knowledge Foundation, and Neil Ashton, Data Roundup Editor for the School of Data blog. It is cross-posted from the PBS Idea...

Beneficial ownership registries should be published as open data 21 Aug 2013 | 07:58 pm

In the coming months many governments around the world will decide whether databases of who really owns and controls companies should be made public or not. As we’ve said before, we think registers o...

Open Education Working Group and Panel at OKCon 2013 20 Aug 2013 | 10:57 pm

Cross-posted from the OKCon Blog. Discussions around open education tend to focus primarily on Open Educational Resources (OER) – freely accessible, openly licensed resources that are used for tea...

On the trail of “Open Steps” – visiting open knowledge communities around the world 19 Aug 2013 | 11:38 pm

This is a guest blog post from Open Steps, an initiative by two young Berliners Alex (a software developer from Spain) and Margo (a graduate in European politics from France) who decided to leave thei...

Global Community Stories #5: Nepal, Czech Republic, Greece, Japan, Brazil and Texas US. 14 Aug 2013 | 11:25 pm

The global community of Open Knowledge Foundation Local Groups around the world is once again brimming with great tales of how the community is working tirelessly to promote open data and open knowled...

Getty Releases 4,600 Images into the Public Domain 14 Aug 2013 | 07:00 pm

A depiction of a banquet by 17th Centruy Italian artist, Morazzone, one of the many scans now in the public domain Cross-posted from the OpenGLAM Blog. Yesterday the J. Paul Getty Trust launched its...

Natural resource revenues should be published as open data 9 Aug 2013 | 02:27 am

Who pays what for a given country’s natural resources? With billions of dollars changing hands for access to oil, gas and mineral reserves every year, there is huge potential for corruption, conflict...

Introducing the Open Economics Principles 7 Aug 2013 | 07:06 pm

The Open Economics Working Group would like to introduce the Open Economics Principles, a Statement on Openness of Economic Data and Code. A year and a half ago the Open Economics project began with a...

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