Donnerstag, 27. Oktober 2011

In Search of Open Data for fc_org

When arriving at the venue for the Open Government Data Camp 2011 in Warsaw early in the morning, I wondered about the huge collection of old factories that are now used as an office center for smaller startups. The Camp itself was held in an old factory with a huge inner space; it’s usually used as a techno club. It was a really amazing venue for discussing internet issues, even though it was a little bit cold.

Rufus Pollock from the OKFN opened the Open Government Data Camp (#ogd) by introducing the work of the Open Knowledge Foundation. He explained in his (as always) very emphatic manner why it is important to build up a common understanding of, open data and open records. In his view (and not only his view) it is essential to build up a community that will spread the data and the knowledge.

This post was originally posted on fc_org.