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  • Title: Open Knowledge Foundation
    Descriptive info: .. Support Us.. Get Updates (Bimonthly).. Get Updates (Bimonthly).. Email Address.. First Name.. Last Name.. Open Knowledge.. Foundation.. Search.. twitter.. facebook.. Get Involved.. Working Groups.. Local Groups.. Task Force.. Projects.. CKAN.. Crowdcrafting.. Data Journalism Handbook.. Europe s Energy.. OKFestival.. Open Data Commons.. Open Data Handbook.. Open Definition.. OpenGLAM.. OpenSpending.. Panton Principles.. The Public Domain Review.. School of Data.. Yourtopia.. More Projects.. Donate.. Services.. Labs.. Blog.. Latest Posts.. About Us.. What is Open Data?.. Our Team.. Board of Directors.. Advisory Board.. Partners and Funders.. Contact Us.. Jobs.. Search for:.. Search these:.. Members.. Groups.. Blogs.. Posts.. Home.. The Open Knowledge Foundation.. EMPOWERING THROUGH OPEN KNOWLEDGE.. We are a.. global movement.. to.. open up knowledge.. around the world and see it.. used and useful.. Learn about openness.. Get involved.. We bring together a.. diverse community.. , building a.. network.. of individuals and organisations, founded on.. key principles.. The Open Knowledge Foundation is.. trusted.. ,.. non-partisan.. pioneering.. and.. passionate.. We create change by.. educating.. empowering.. evangelising.. making.. The.. teaches journalists, CSOs and others how to use data to pursue their mission.. OKCon.. is the biggest open knowledge event in the world.. showcases the most interesting public domain works on the web.. is the world’s leading open-source data portal platform.. Open Spending.. maps the world s public spending.. lets you start a crowdsourcing project to get help with small tasks for good causes.. shows how journalists can use data to improve the news.. encourages galleries, libraries, archives and museums to open up their content and data.. Introducing Open Knowledge Foundation Labs.. Today we’re pleased to officially launch Open Knowledge Foundation Labs, a community home for civic hackers, data wranglers and anyone else intrigued and excited by the possibilities of combining technology and open information for good – making government more accountable, culture more accessible and science more efficient.. Labs is about making whether that’s apps, [.. ].. Save the Date – OGP Pre-Conference, London Wednesday 30th October.. This Autumn the Open Government Partnership Annual Conference is coming to London and will place on the 31st October and 1st November.. As a lead into the main event, OGP is planning a 1-day civil society Pre-Conference event on Wednesday 30th October and we here at the Open  ...   bring stories from Africa, Asia and Europe.. Enjoy! In Morocco, which is home to one of our newest [.. Announcing a new series, “Curator’s Choice”.. This week sees the launch of the Curator s Choice series a joint endeavour of The Public Domain Review and OpenGLAM which aims to actively engage with and celebrate those cultural heritage institutions that have taken the exciting steps to open up their content.. This new series shall consist of a monthly guest post [.. Japan’s Administration Urges Ministries to Promote Open Data.. A few days ago the 4th e-Government Open Data Expert Committee was held in Tokyo.. At the committee the specific measures to implement Japan’s new IT strategy, which was launched mid-June, were discussed highlighting open data as a central means to achieve among other economic vitalization.. During the discussions, Mr.. Ichita Yamamoto, the Minister [.. Git (and Github) for Data.. The ability to do “version control” for data is a big deal.. There are various options but one of the most attractive is to reuse existing tools for doing this with code, like git and mercurial.. This post describes a simple data pattern for storing and versioning data using those tools which we ve been using [.. UK Open Government Licence is now compliant with the Open Definition.. On Friday the UK National Archives launched a new version of the Open Government Licence, which is now the default licence used by the UK government to publish the lion s share of its public sector information.. While the announcement hardly made headlines, there is one small addition to the text of the licence that we [.. Open company data on the rise: featuring G8, World Bank, EITI….. The following guest post is by Chris Taggart of OpenCorporates.. Here he rounds-up recent developments within the field of Open Company Data.. This article is cross-posted from http://blog.. opencorporates.. com/, published by Chrinon Ltd, a company dedicated to improving and publishing public data under an open licence that allows and encourages reuse, including commercially (direct link to [.. Skip to toolbar.. WordPress.. Documentation.. Support Forums.. Feedback.. Log in.. Register.. This site uses cookies.. No problem.. More info.. Media.. Terms of Use.. Privacy policy.. IP Policy.. Login..

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  • Title: Support the Open Knowledge Foundation | Open Knowledge Foundation
    Descriptive info: Support the Open Knowledge Foundation.. The Open Knowledge Foundation is a.. non-profit.. organization.. All our work is provided.. openly and for free.. Your support helps us.. continue and expand our activities.. More about why to support us.. Contribute monthly with your credit card through PayPal.. For other ways to give, including standing order, please.. contact us.. £.. €.. $.. 3.. 00 a month.. 5.. 10.. 20.. 30.. 50.. Have your name publicly displayed on our supporters page.. Want to share a message with the world?.. Make a one-off donation with your credit card through PayPal.. For other ways to give, including electronic funds transfer, please.. 2.. 00.. 100.. Your credit card donation will be processed by PayPal.. The charge will appear as Open Knowledge Foundation on your credit card statement.. Why support us?.. The Open Knowledge Foundation builds tools and communities to develop, share, and use open knowledge content and data that everyone can use, share and build on.. Our events bring together a diverse community including open-source coders, civil servants and citizen journalists from all over the world to push the cause of openness and learn from one another and develop further the open knowledge commons.. Over the past 18 months specific examples of our work including working with.. hacks and hackers..  ...   key institutions to help them open up their data needs significant effort and resources.. Your support is therefore crucial to us in continuing and expanding our work.. If you would like to know more about our activities please take a look at our most recent.. annual reports.. , our.. annual accounts.. , or at our.. activities pages.. Other ways to support the Foundation.. You can support the Foundation in many other ways than via a financial contribution.. Much of what we do depends on those who.. volunteer their time and effort.. be that acting as a board member, helping to develop and maintain our websites, organizing events, and much more.. Why not become one of them?.. If you would like to get involved please visit the.. Get Involved page.. Highlights.. We had our.. biggest annual event to date.. , with over 1000 people attending talks, workshops and hackathons at.. OKFestival 2012.. in Helsinki.. We have worked with citizens and CSOs to load.. spending data from over 40 countries.. into.. We have established.. Panton Fellowships.. for early career stage scientists to.. promote open access policies and practises.. in their domain.. We are working to.. open up the world’s culture.. with.. and are promoting the idea of the cultural commons to a broader public with..

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  • Title: Get Involved | Open Knowledge Foundation
    Descriptive info: Our Working Groups are groups of interested individuals who meet virtually and in-person to focus on a particular area of open knowledge such as open government data or open scientific research.. There are Local Ambassadors, Initiatives and Chapters of the Open Knowledge Foundation all around the world.. See if there is local activity in your nation, and if not, get it started!.. -  ...   create an account.. to get started.. Username.. Password.. Remember Me.. Sign up to the Open Knowledge Newsletter.. Email Address.. First Name.. Activity around our Network.. Robert Baden-Powell’s Entomological Intrigues.. Data roundup, July 10.. Open Access to Research Data: The European Commission’s consultation in progress.. Coughs and Sneezes (1945).. Hands (1944).. The Kiss (1896).. Data Expedition: Quest for South Africa’s secret national security sites..

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  • Title: Local Groups | Open Knowledge Foundation
    Descriptive info: OUR LOCAL GROUPS OPEN UP KNOWLEDGE AROUND THE WORLD, TOGETHER.. JOIN US.. X.. We welcome everyone who shares our vision of promoting open data and open content in all their forms to join our community, whatever your background and skillset.. Check the map or the list below.. If there is already an OKF presence in your area, get involved with the group; introduce yourself on their discussion list, or simply attend their next meetup.. Are  ...   a group working on similar issues, your group can.. apply to become a Local Initiative.. If you’re an interested individual looking to kick off such a group,.. become an OKF Ambassador.. , and lead your community.. Find out.. more about leading locally.. and joining our Global Community or dig right into the.. FAQs.. Join a Local Group.. Connect with an established local group.. Join a Local Meetup.. Browse open knowledge meetups around the world »..

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  • Title: Task Force | Open Knowledge Foundation
    Descriptive info: At the Open Knowledge Foundation, volunteers are central to what we are doing.. Together we organise meetups and events, hack on projects, inform and evangelize for openness and much more.. Want to help? Join the Task Force!.. We have a lot of hands-on tasks where you can help out.. Whether you’re experienced in open knowledge matters or you’re just getting started, there are lots of ways to get involved with the Open Knowledge Foundation community.. If you’ve just got a few  ...   volunteering your time and effort.. So, why not.. join us.. and become a member of the Task Force?.. How it works.. Sign up for the.. Task Force forum.. and introduce yourself.. Browse through the activities and let us know what interests you.. Get going!.. If you have a specific interest in doing some coding,.. OKFN Labs.. might also be a nice place for you to have a look.. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to send an email to.. getinvolved@okfn..

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  • Title: Projects | Open Knowledge Foundation
    Descriptive info: Flagship Projects.. CKAN is a complete out-of-the-box software solution that makes data accessible – by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data.. Find Out More.. Online training for data ‘wrangling’ skills.. Develop the ability to find, retrieve, clean, manipulate, analyze, and represent different types of data.. The aim of Open Spending is to track every government financial transaction across the world and present it in useful and engaging forms.. The Public Domain Review is an online journal and serves as a bounteous gateway into the vast knowledge commons that is the public domain.. Current Projects.. These are projects that are actively being managed and fostered by the OKFN’s staff and communities.. To start a new project of your own, see our.. project proposal.. page.. Textus.. For collaborating around digitised public domain texts.. It allows users to read, annotate and share reading lists through a simple and intuitive user interface.. Textus enables users to collaboratively annotate texts and view the annotations of others, reliably cite electronic versions of  ...   Open Knowledge Definition provides an answer to the question: what is open knowledge? It puts forward, in a simple and clear manner, principles that define open knowledge and which open knowledge licenses must satisfy.. More Projects.. Labs Projects.. OKFN Labs is home to the Open Knowledge Foundation’s experimental and prototype projects.. Recline.. js.. Relax with your data.. Recline is a data explorer: combining a data grid, Google-Refine-style data transforms, and visualizations all in lightweight JavaScript and HTML.. And a simple but powerful library of extensible data components which you can use and build on.. PyBossa.. PyBossa is a free, open-source, platform for creating and running crowd-sourcing applications that utilise online assistance in performing tasks that require human cognition, knowledge or intelligence such as image classification, transcription, geocoding and more!.. AnnotateIt.. A Javascript tool that can be added to any webpage to allow inline annotation.. Annotations can have tags, Markdown content, per-annotation permissions and more.. A bookmarklet allows you to annotate any web page and save your annotations.. More Labs Projects..

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  • Title: Services | Open Knowledge Foundation
    Descriptive info: professional services.. :.. data driven websites.. training, events research.. open source tools.. get in touch.. It’s about more than just technology.. As a non-profit organisation, the Open Knowledge Foundation is helping people solve the technical, social and legal challenges of opening up data.. Get in Touch.. We offer professional services and technical expertise to clients all over the world.. Scroll down to find out more.. We build.. websites.. The Services team put together an infographic, ‘Ending Secrecy’, which helps to explain the need for ‘publish what you pay’ legislation, and the impact that the current veil of secrecy has on ordinary lives.. Visit Site.. The UK Government’s.. data.. gov.. uk.. data portal is powered by CKAN, our open-source software.. It is a custom-built solution built in partnership with the CKAN team, designed to meet the unique needs of the Cabinet Office.. We are working with the.. Revenue Watch Institute.. of New York to build an online tool for browsing, comparing, and modelling regime data from the extractive industry.. Europe’s Energy.. is an award-winning visualisation project built with the EU’s LOD2 initiative.. It gives users a set of visual tools to put EU energy targets into context.. YourTopia.. is an.. OpenEconomics.. app aiming to measure social progress world-wide based on users’ preferences for development.. The spin-off project,.. YourTopia Italia.. , was a recent prizewinner in the Apps4Italy contest.. We also do.. Training.. We regularly run hack days, data parties  ...   co-authored the.. , an open source reference book for anybody interested in the field of data journalism.. It was developed in collaboration with the.. European Journalism Centre.. , and is published through O’Reilly media.. We love to write.. We favour Free/Libre Open Source software, preferring to write the fewest lines of code we can and to use existing technology.. To this end, we’ve developed many free tools to help with common open data problems.. is a platform for publishing, finding, and using data.. Users range from hobbyists to governments around the world.. platform aims to map the world’s money, tracking countries’ spending data in a searchable index and allowing people to build their own websites mapping financial transactions.. TEXTUS.. is a platform for working with collections of texts, harnessing the power of semantic web technologies.. It is funded by.. JISC.. recline.. is a Javascript library for building data-driven web applications purely in JS and HTML.. BubbleTree.. is an interactive tool developed for the OpenSpending project, used for visualising hierarchical data.. is a free, open-source, platform for creating and running crowd-sourcing applications that utilise online assistance in performing tasks that require human cognition, knowledge or intelligence.. More projects at.. , an arm of the Foundation devoted to research and development of new technology and tools, drawing together an online community of hackers and developers.. So why not.. ?.. Your Name (required).. Company.. Your Email (required).. Phone Number.. Subject.. Your Message..

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  • Title: About Us | Open Knowledge Foundation
    Descriptive info: The Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) is a.. non-profit organisation founded in 2004.. and dedicated to.. promoting open data and open content.. in all their forms – including government data, publicly funded research and public domain cultural content.. The Foundation is an.. international leader in its field.. and has extensive experience in building tools and community around open material.. Our software development work includes some of the most innovative and widely acclaimed projects in the area.. For example, our CKAN project is the.. world’s leading open source data portal platform.. – used by data.. gov, data.. uk, the European Commission’s open data portal, and numerous national, regional and local portals from Austria to Brazil.. The Open Knowledge Foundation s.. award winning OpenSpending project.. enables users to explore over.. 13 million government spending transactions.. from around the world.. We have an active global network which includes.. Working Groups and Local Groups in dozens of countries.. – including groups, ambassadors and partners in 21 of Europe’s 27 Member States.. Tens of thousands of people.. from a wide variety of backgrounds take part in Open Knowledge Foundation discussions and activities.. We run numerous events – from small hands on policy workshops and code sprints, to our annual international events, OKFestival and OKCon, the last edition of which convened over a thousand people for five days of activities in Helsinki, Finland.. In 2011 the Foundation ran the Open Data Challenge, which was Europe’s biggest open data competition to date, attracting 430 entries from 24 Member States.. Along with the EJC we coordinated the production of the.. , a free reference book on how journalists can use data to improve the news with contributions from leading media organisations from around the world – including the BBC, Financial Times, Guardian, Le Monde, New York Times, Zeit Online, Wired, and many others.. Our Vision.. We believe that a vibrant.. open knowledge commons.. will.. empower citizens.. and enable.. fair and sustainable societies.. What is Open Knowledge?.. Open knowledge is any content, information or data that people are free to use, re-use and redistribute without any legal, technological or social restriction.. We detail.. exactly.. what openness entails in the.. Open Knowledge Definition.. The main principles are:.. Free and open.. access.. to the material.. Freedom to.. redistribute.. the material.. reuse.. No restriction.. of the  ...   the key raw ingredients for the development of new innovative tools and services.. Community.. Much of our work is done through volunteers in our active global network.. Community activities are organized around individual.. working groups.. regional communities.. projects.. , each focused on a different aspect of open knowledge, but united by a common set of concerns, and a.. common set of traditions.. in both etiquette and process.. This community is open to everyone and is organised as a meritocracy based on open discussion and tolerance.. Running through all of our activities is a strong emphasis on.. decentralized collaboration.. In particular, a primary aim is to help others develop open material as well as creating it ourselves.. We believe that the future lies in collaboration between a multitude of different groups and that no one group or organisation can, or should try to, “do it all”.. It is when we work together that we are the strongest.. One of our major functions is acting as a hub for work on open knowledge, drawing together representatives from across the knowledge society – from academics, public servants and entrepreneurs to data experts, archivists and web developers.. Activities.. The Open Knowledge Foundation supports the global open knowledge and open data community, is a home for.. of all kinds (especially software and data projects), investigates and explores topics and.. innovation around open.. , and offers a variety of.. professional and technical services.. We are trusted, pioneering, passionate, and practitioners as well as advocates.. Our community changes the world by educating, advocating, creating and making.. Many of our activities are detailed on our.. Projects page.. Governance.. Read about our governance, board of directors, annual reports and accounts on our.. Board and Governance page.. Organisational information.. The Open Knowledge Foundation Limited (OKF) is a not-for-profit organization.. It is incorporated in England Wales as a company limited by guarantee with company number 05133759.. The registered office is St John s Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WS, UK and it is to this address that all correspondence should be addressed.. The Foundation is registered with the UK ICO and is on the Data Protection Register under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998.. The Open Knowledge Foundation Limited is registered for VAT in the United Kingdom with number 984 4049 89..

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  • Title: Open Data – An Introduction | Open Knowledge Foundation
    Descriptive info: Open Data An Introduction.. “Today we find ourselves in the midst of an open data revolution”.. Image:.. A Year Of Edits On OpenStreetMap.. by Peter Miller.. “Open data is data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and sharealike.. ”.. OpenDefinition.. sets out in detail the requirements for ‘openness’ in relation to content and data.. The key features are:.. Availability and Access.. : the data must be available as a whole and at no more than a reasonable reproduction cost, preferably by downloading over the internet.. The data must also be available in a convenient and modifiable form.. Reuse and Redistribution.. : the data must be provided under terms that permit reuse and redistribution including the intermixing with other datasets.. The data must be machine-readable.. Universal Participation.. : everyone must be able to use, reuse and redistribute there should be no discrimination against fields of endeavour or against persons or groups.. For example, ‘non-commercial’ restrictions that would prevent ‘commercial’ use, or restrictions of use for certain purposes (e.. only in education), are not allowed.. Read the full Open Definition.. Open Data: How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going.. From the LIFT 2012 conference.. What Kinds of Open Data?.. Geodata.. The data that is used to make maps from the location of roads and buildings to topography and boundaries.. Cultural.. Data about cultural works and artefacts for example titles and authors and generally collected and held by galleries, libraries, archives and museums.. Science.. Data that is produced as part of scientific research from astronomy to zoology.. Finance.. Data such as government accounts (expenditure and revenue) and information on financial markets (stocks, shares, bonds etc).. Statistics.. Data produced by statistical offices such as the census and key socioeconomic indicators.. Weather.. The many types of information used to understand and predict the weather and climate.. Environment.. Information related to the natural environment such presence and level of pollutants, the quality and rivers and seas.. Transport.. Data such as timetables, routes, on-time statistics.. Why Open Data?.. Why should data be open? The answer, of course, depends somewhat on the type of data.. However, there are common reasons such as:.. Transparency.. In a well-functioning, democratic society citizens need to know what their government is doing.. To do that, they must be able freely to access government data and information and to share that information with other citizens.. Transparency isn’t just about access, it is also about sharing and reuse — often, to understand material it needs to be analyzed and visualized and this requires that the  ...   provide some short suggestions for initial steps.. 3 Key Rules.. There are three key rules we recommend following when opening up data:.. Keep it simple.. Start out small, simple and fast.. There is no requirement that every dataset must be made open right now.. Starting out by opening up just one dataset, or even one part of a large dataset, is fine of course, the more datasets you can open up the better.. Remember this is about innovation.. Moving as rapidly as possible is good because it means you can build momentum and learn from experience innovation is as much about failure as success and not every dataset will be useful.. Engage early and engage often.. Engage with actual and potential users and re-users of the data as early and as often as you can, be they citizens, businesses or developers.. This will ensure that the next iteration of your service is as relevant as it can be.. It is essential to bear in mind that much of the data will not reach ultimate users directly, but rather via ‘info-mediaries’.. These are the people who take the data and transform or remix it to be presented.. For example, most of us don’t want or need a large database of GPS coordinates, we would much prefer a map.. Thus, engage with infomediaries first.. They will re-use and repurpose the material.. Address common fears and misunderstandings.. This is especially important if you are working with or within large institutions such as government.. When opening up data you will encounter plenty of questions and fears.. It is important to (a) identify the most important ones and (b) address them at as early a stage as possible.. The Four Steps.. These are in very approximate order many of the steps can be done simultaneously.. Choose your dataset(s).. Choose the dataset(s) you plan to make open.. Keep in mind that you can (and may need to) return to this step if you encounter problems at a later stage.. Apply an open license.. Determine what intellectual property rights exist in the data.. Apply a suitable ‘open’ license that licenses all of these rights and supports the definition of openness discussed in the section above on ‘What Open Data’.. NB: if you can t do this go back to step 1 and try a different dataset.. Make the data available.. in bulk and in a useful format.. You may also wish to consider alternative ways of making it available such as via an API.. Make it discoverable.. post on the web and perhaps organize a central catalog to list your open datasets..

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  • Title: Our Team | Open Knowledge Foundation
    Descriptive info: Contents.. Leadership Team.. Rufus Pollock Co-Director.. Laura James Co-Director.. Jonathan Gray Director of Policy and Ideas.. Network Unit.. Naomi Lillie Head of Network Unit.. Neal Bastek Community Manager.. Adam Green Editor, The Public Domain Review.. Beatrice Martini Events Coordinator.. Theodora Middleton Blog Editor.. Ross Mounce Community Coordinator, Open Science.. Joris Pekel Community Coordinator, Working Groups OpenGLAM.. Zara Rahman International Community Manager.. Elaine Shaughnessy Marketing Events Manager.. Christian Villum Community Manager, Local Groups Open Government Data.. Knowledge Unit.. Lucy Chambers Head of Knowledge Unit.. Michael Bauer Data Wrangler, School of Data.. Tryggvi Björgvinsson Tech Lead, OpenSpending.. Lisa Evans Data Wrangler, OpenSpending.. Tony Hirst Data Storyteller, School of Data.. Anders Pedersen Community Coordinator, OpenSpending.. Stefan Wehrmeyer Developer.. Long Term Projects Unit.. Sander van der Waal, Head of Long Term Projects Unit.. Velichka Dimitrova Project Coordinator, Open Economics.. Sam Leon Project Manager, DM2E.. Marieke Guy Project Coordinator, LinkedUp.. Michelle Brook Community Coordinator, LinkedUp.. Services Unit.. Gavin Chait Head of Services Unit.. Nigel Babu Data Wrangler and Developer.. Vitor Baptista Developer.. Irina Bolychevsky Project Manager and Product Owner, CKAN.. Toby Dacre Developer, CKAN.. Dr Marcus Dapp Principal Consultant.. John Glover Developer, CKAN.. Sean Hammond Developer, CKAN.. John Martin Front End Developer, CKAN.. Adrià Mercader Developer, CKAN.. Dominik Moritz Developer.. David Raznick Technical Lead, CKAN.. Sam Smith Designer.. Joe Tsoi Developer.. Mark Wainwright Community Coordinator, CKAN.. Operations Unit.. Michelle Heydon Head of Operations Unit.. Bobby Donovan WordPress Specialist.. Meg Foulkes Foundation Administrator.. Joel Rebello Systems Administrator.. Rufus is a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow, an Associate of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge and a Director of the Open Knowledge Foundation which he co-founded in 2004.. He has worked extensively as a scholar and developer on the social, legal and technological issues related to the creation and sharing of knowledge.. More information can be found on his.. home page.. Back to top.. Laura is a dynamic and adaptable leader who makes things happen, builds things and solves problems.. She has worked extensively in technology, innovation and leadership roles in R D, startups and other organisations, and enjoys making a positive impact on the world through her work.. She has worked at AT T Labs, was VP Engineering and the first employee at AlertMe.. com, a connected home startup, and was Head of Knowledge at True Knowledge, a startup creating an artificial intelligence search platform.. Laura holds Masters and PhD degrees in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, received the Royal Academy of Engineering Leadership Award and a NESTA Crucible Fellowship, and is a Chartered Engineer.. Laura is also Co-founder and Director of.. Makespace.. More information can be found on.. her home page.. Jonathan coordinates the Foundation’s.. policy, advocacy and outreach activities.. to expand the open knowledge commons and helps to.. catalyse new projects and collaborations.. that use this commons to improve the world.. He has helped to start numerous initiatives at the Foundation, including the.. , the.. Open Data Challenge.. #opendata.. film,.. He studied Philosophy at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and is currently completing his PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London.. You can follow him on Twitter at.. @jwyg.. or visit his website at.. jonathangray.. Naomi joined in 2011 as Community Coordinator and Foundation Administrator, and has been supporting Network since 2012.. Naomi lives in Edinburgh and still considers herself an English Literature graduate, although these days she reads for fun.. She has a professional background in project management and coordination, and has worked in academia where the closed nature of information was a source of much frustration she is very pleased to be contributing to the cause for open knowledge.. She also volunteers with a debt-counselling charity and sings in a choir.. Neal supports network unit activities including liaising with Local Groups, Working Groups, and other organizations working in the open knowledge space.. He s currently based in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, but has roots that stretch coast to coast in the U.. S.. Neal s a seasoned open Internet advocate who helped launch the.. SavetheInternet.. com.. campaign that brought the issue of Network Neutrality into mainstream U.. politics back in 2006.. He served as the web director at.. Free Press.. for several years and landed at the Open Knowledge Foundation after a brief detour into the world of money in politics and institutional corruption at.. Rootstrikers.. Neal holds a Master s degree in English and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Oregon s.. Applied Information Management.. graduate program where he teaches courses on information architecture, digital engagement, and digital content policy.. He advocates for open space close to home with the.. Mill River Greenway Initiative.. You can follow him on twitter.. @nbastek.. Adam is the Editor-in-Chief of The Public Domain Review.. Adam currently lives in Berlin and studied Anthropology at the University of Cambridge and Religion/Philosophy at SOAS.. In January 2011, he and Jonathan Gray co-founded The Public Domain Review, on online journal dedicated to highlighting interesting and curious public domain works.. When not working on the Review he spends his time dabbling in various literary projects and failing to learn German.. Beatrice is the Foundation s Events Coordinator, curating the global events strategy and currently organizing.. OKCon 2013.. She has a Master degree in Music Studies, sharpened her team leadership skills at digital media academy Hyper Island, Stockholm and has years of experience as project manager in the Internet startup sector.. Currently based in Berlin, she s also a core member of.. OpenTechSchool.. , a community initiative offering free programming workshops and meetups.. You can follow her on Twitter at.. @beatricemartini.. Theodora lives in London and works a few days a week on the OKFN s blog, newsletter, annual reports and conferences like Open Government Data Camp.. She is interested in how to build links between people from different backgrounds and in how to find a common language for all those whose lives are touched by open knowledge whether they re academics, citizens, coders or journalists.. Her background is in campaigning and she is particularly excited by the open government data movement.. Ross is an OKFN Panton Fellow for 2012/13, encouraging scientists to put their data in the public domain.. He is based in Bath, but can regularly be found in London and elsewhere.. His mission is to promote an Open Data ethos in the science community, and to re-extract a significant volume of data from the scientific literature and release this openly so it is free again for re-use.. Ross had an undergraduate education in Biology at Imperial College London, before going on to a Master s at the Natural History Museum specialising in systematics.. He is now in his third year of his PhD research at the University of Bath and is looking forward to sharing this with the world when he submits his thesis and publishes some more papers.. Joris is the Community Coordinator for Working Groups, particularly OpenGLAM.. Joris lives in Amsterdam and works specifically with digital heritage related projects like OpenGLAM.. He graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 2011 with a degree in New Media where he specialised in digital heritage and identity building.. He is interested in opening up collections belonging to different cultural institutions and linking them together to facilitate new and innovative ways of looking at our shared history.. Besides his work with digital heritage, he is also a member of the Network Unit where he coordinates the different Working Groups and the Task Force.. Zara is the International Community Manager.. She is currently based in Berlin, but grew up in the UK and is of Bangladeshi descent.. She previously worked  ...   for working with collections of texts and associated metadata.. Marieke lives in Cirencester and is the project coordinator for the LinkedUp project, supporting the adoption of open data by educational organisations and institutions.. She previously worked as an Institutional Support Officer for the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) helping raise awareness and building capacity for research data management at UK Higher Education Institutions.. Her love for all things open began during her 13 years at UKOLN, a centre of expertise in digital infrastructure and information policy based at the University of Bath.. She is a big fan of remote working and writes a blog on related technologies, cultural issues and organisational attitudes.. Michelle is community coordinator for the LinkedUp project.. She is an idealist who wants to make the world a better and more fair place.. With a background in policy, she is passionate about diversity, civil liberties, democracy, and equality.. She has strong interests in in open access and open research data.. When she’s not asking questions or reading, she can be found on twitter as @MLBrook or lurking in coffee shops in London.. Gavin lives in Oxford and leads the development and implementation of commercial operations for OKFN.. While a student at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, he started a non-profit organisation supporting small business development and entrepreneurs which he led for 10 years.. He then spent four years in corporate consulting before managing business analytics and knowledge management at GE Healthcare.. In his spare time he writes for a number of business newspapers and technical journals.. Nigel is a web developer working out of Bangalore, India.. He loves open source as it enables him to contribute to an ever-growing intellectual pool of knowledge.. When he isn t writing code for OKFN, he likes to cook, play with his Rasbperry Pi, or contribute to Mozilla.. In the past, he s worn various hats, including a sysadmin one.. Nobody is sure if he actually ever sleeps.. Vitor is a developer at the Open Knowledge Foundation.. You can find out more about him at.. vitorbaptista.. Ira is based in London, and is the CKAN project manager and product owner.. Ira oversees most things CKAN-related evangelism, strategy, road map, design, clients, communications and is always happy to point people in the right direction.. Irina is a web-tech geek who enjoys finding better solutions to problems.. In the rare moments when she isn’t busy with CKAN, Irina likes tea and dancing.. Toby is a north London based potter and occasional Python developer.. A believer in Free Software and clean code.. Long time campaigner on the dangers of circular imports in Python.. He has dreams of helping streamline the CKAN codebase.. Marcus lives in Munich and has spent most of his professional life working on digital openness topics.. For nearly three years he was an IT strategist for the City of Munich where he designed and led Germany s first Open Government/Open Data project called.. MOGDy.. (.. EPSA.. ).. As a researcher, he worked intensively on software patents and open source software (.. PhD.. Since then, he has been running his own lecture on digital sustainability at.. ETH Zurich.. (and, starting in 2012, at.. TUM Munich.. !).. Find more on his slightly neglected blog at.. John Glover lives in Dublin and is a CKAN core developer working 3-4 days per week.. He is also in the process of completing the latter stages of his doctoral research in the area of audio signal processing, working with Dr.. Victor Lazzarini at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.. He previously studied Computer Science at University College Cork and Music Media Technologies at Trinity College Dublin.. He believes strongly in the sharing of knowledge and is a keen advocate for open source software, open data and open government.. Sean lives in Berlin and focuses on Python web development at CKAN.. He has previously worked as the lead developer for CLICK-EAST, a research study that is developing an iPad game to help children with autism learn social and communication skills, and as a Java programming lecture at The University of Edinburgh.. For his PhD, Sean developed a story authoring app for children.. He enjoys crafting good code and working with open technologies.. More info can be found on.. http://seanh.. sdfeu.. org/.. >Sean s website.. John is based in London and is a Front End Developer working on CKAN.. He s previously worked as a designer at a web startup, a developer for a radio station and has worked on a few pet projects as well.. He is passionate about making web and mobile apps that are simple, elegant and playful.. In his spare time he likes to ride his bike up and down hills.. Adrià lives in Newcastle upon Tyne and is a software developer focused on the Web and Open technologies in general, and the geospatial field in particular.. Before joining the CKAN team he built and managed several geo-related projects for different organizations, ranging from online map viewers to spatially enabled services and APIs.. Dominik is a computer science student from Potsdam, Germany and part-time CKAN developer.. He is a strong supporter of open source software, open data, open government and most importantly open knowledge.. Dominik started working for the OKFN in the summer of 2012 as an intern during which time he was based in London.. David lives in London and is a data analyst turned web developer with a mathsy background.. His main interests are in databases and the general organization of information/data, with the thinking that if everything could be organized better and people made more accountable, the world would be a better place.. He formally used to work for a human rights charity in this role and wants a future sorting out more data.. With a background in design agencies, where he spent the first seven years of his career, Sam is a graphic designer experienced in design for both on and offline media.. Sam has good all round design knowledge but specialises in digital design, with a hands on approach to HTML and CSS.. You can see what Sam has been working on recently on his.. website.. Mark is a gay generation-X Cambridge graduate, who has worked in ESL, housing and stonecutting, inter alia.. He has spent a year living and working in Maldives, is addicted to crosswords, and occasionally plays poker or bridge or go.. He lives in Cambridge and will turn his hand to pretty much anything.. Michelle is an administrative operations all rounder.. Having spent the first part of her career as a Systems Administrator, she was part of a small group from the Xerox Reseach Centre Europe who spun out a new software start-up.. Although that one didn t take off, she went on to be at the birth of a further 3 IT start-ups, where she did everything but the software during the first few years of rapid growth.. As well as being Head of Operations at the Open Knowledge Foundation, she is also a director of Digital Economy Consultants and administers the Press Fellowship Programme at Wolfson College, Cambridge.. Bobby is the Open Knowledge Foundation s WordPress Specialist, helping to look after the fleet of blogs and other websites that it runs.. Meg studied English at Cambridge.. Since then, she has worked as a librarian, private tutor and lawyer in Asylum and Immigration.. She also works for the Freedom Movement for Syria and is a published poet.. Meg is very happy to now be working for the OKFN.. Joel is the Open Knowledge Foundation s main system administrator..

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  • Title: Board of Directors | Open Knowledge Foundation
    Descriptive info: The Board of Directors provides the formal governance of the Open Knowledge Foundation as a whole.. For more information including meeting minutes and annual accounts, see the Open Knowledge Foundation.. governance page.. James Casbon.. Martin Keegan.. Ben Laurie.. Paula Le Dieu.. Dr Rufus Pollock.. Jane Silber.. Martin Tisné Board Observer.. has been working with open knowledge throughout his professional career.. He has been responsible for analysing and managing large scale data sets in genomics, aerospace and finance.. He is currently working on a project to enable parallel resequencing of the human genome at.. Population Genetics Technologies.. He contributes to the Foundation s work on open data in science and helps to coordinate the systems support for OKFN services.. Martin Keegan has been generally working in the computing industry since leaving school in 1994.. He was involved in computing matters whilst at University.. Back when he had copious spare time he campaigned on political issues connected to computing and the digital environment and was one of the founders of UK Campaign for Digital Rights.. Ben Laurie is a software engineer, protocol designer and cryptographer.. He is a founding director of The Apache Software Foundation, a core team member of OpenSSL, a member of the Shmoo Group, a director of the Open Rights Group, Director of Security at The Bunker Secure Hosting, Trustee and Founder-member of FreeBMD and a  ...   the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge and a Director of the Open Knowledge Foundation which he co-founded in 2004.. Jane Silber is CEO of Canonical.. Canonical produces Ubuntu, the leading open source platform for client, server and cloud computing.. Canonical also provides services to the IT industry to bring Ubuntu-based products to market, and to enterprise and consumer users to maximise their Ubuntu experience.. Before becoming Chief Executive Officer in 2010, she served as Canonical s COO and has helped lead the company through periods of dramatic.. Jane has over 20 years of business development, strategic leadership, operations and software management experience.. She holds an MBA degree from Oxford University, an MSc degree in Management of Technology from Vanderbilt University, and a BSc degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Haverford College.. Martin is the director of policy with the Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives.. Previously he was founding director of the Transparency and Accountability Initiative, a collaborative of leading funders committed to strengthening democracy by empowering citizens to hold their governing institutions to account.. Martin observes the Open Knowledge Foundation board on behalf of the Omidyar Network, who provide core funding to the Foundation.. He is not a Director of the Foundation..

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