Vor rund einem Monat fand die Open Knowledge Conference in Berlin statt. Mittlerweile sind die ersten Videos der Vorträge und Panel-Diskussionen online. Eine kleine Auswahl findet sich hier, weitere sind bei Vimeo zu finden.
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There has been growing interest in many circles, and especially in government, regarding ‘open data’. In this talk he’ll explain what open is, what’s its attraction is, especially for government information, and finally explain how governments and others can ‘go open’. Access to government data is essential to many of the webapps and digital services we’d like to see, from planning a journey to work to knowing where your taxes get spent. As well as covering the basic what, why, how of open data this talk will look at examples of some of the most interesting work in this area and provide a vision for what developing open data ecosystem could look like.
The various movements based on digital openness – free software, open content, open data, open science, open government etc. – have made huge strides in recent years, and transformed many aspects of the modern world dramatically. But that is just the beginning. The key drivers of openness – the shift from analogue to digital, and global connectivity – imply much more: digital abundance. And that, in its turn, requires us to re-examine ancient intellectual monopolies born of analogue scarcity.
Free software that respects users’ freedom, so they can control their own computing. All software users are entitled to this control; for public entities, maintaining control of their own computing is a responsibility. Representing the Free Software Movement, Richard Stallman will explain how the ideas of the Free Software Movement, contrast them with the ideas of open source software, and relate them to the generation and use of open data.
Panel by Alison Powell, Dannie Jost, Massimo Menichinelli and Jürgen Neumann