Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the W3c Multilingual Web Workshop in Rome. The conference is a very interesting meeting point where people from very different backgrounds gather around a common topic: how to develop web sites that enable multilingualism.
Dear governments, here’s a word of advice from game theory: open up your data, especially the spending data. No need to do a large program, you are welcome to stay on the cheap, but do it. Now. Don’t waste time trying to work out what the ROI of that is. That kind of exercise is not cheap and could take years – and trust me, you can afford open data. What’s the ROI of the social contract not breaking down?
On November 3rd, at the National Technical Library in Prague, the 2012 Big Clean will take place. Big Clean? Yes, it is a spring cleaning for open government data! So that more data becomes better usable throughout the PSI re-use lifecycle. How did the Big Clean come about, and what is in store for the 2012 edition in Prague?
Biggest CC0 dataset release – how Europeana got there
21 Sep 2012
Guest posting by Europeana Project
Last week, Europeana opened up its huge cultural dataset for re-use under the
Creative Commons Zero Universal Public Domain Dedication. We’re making a
special announcement at the Open Knowledge Festival this Thursday. To mark the
occasion, Europeana’s Jon Purday and David Haskiya tell us how they got there both
strategically and technically…
‘OPENCOESIONE’ - Here it comes the Wiki-Regional Policy
16 Sep 2012
Guest posting by Luigi Reggi
Last July Italy witnessed a massive release of open data as the national government launched ‘OpenCoesione’, or ‘Open Cohesion’, an initiative that has gathered data on more than 450,000 development projects mainly funded by EU Regional Policy and is managed by more than 50 different national and regional (sub-national) institutions. The projects are worth € 33.4 billion. In two postings I will explore how this is important to Italy and its public sector.