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Σύνοδος Κορυφής Ανοικτής Γνώσης 2018 – Open Knowledge Summit 2018

Χριστίνα Καρυπίδου - December 1, 2017 in Featured, Featured @en, News, OK Festival, OK Summit, ανοικτά δεδομένα, ανοικτή γνώση, Νέα

ΑΝΑΚΟΙΝΩΣΗ Παρά τις προηγούμενες ανακοινώσεις, το Διεθνές Ίδρυμα Ανοικτής Γνώσης (Open Knowledge International) αποφάσισε να μην υλοποιήσει το OKFestival 2018. Υπήρξαν μερικές πρόσφατες σημαντικές αλλαγές στον οργανισμό που επηρέασαν αρνητικά την ικανότητα να υλοποιηθεί ένα Φεστιβάλ που να συμπίπτει με τις προσδοκίες του δικτύου και των συνεργατών μας. Προφανώς, το Ίδρυμα είναι απογοητευμένο από την εξέλιξη, […]

Open Knowledge Festival 2014: From Apps to Ecosystems

Denis Parfenov - July 23, 2014 in Events, OK Festival, OK Festival 2014, OKFest14, Open Knowledge, open Knowledge Festival, Open Knowledge Ireland

The OKFestival in Berlin raised a series of important points:
  • The transition from building apps to building ecosystems
  • Creative Commons Licensing
  • Open for whom?
  • Building open networks
  • What happens after the party?
  Last week I attended OKFestival in Berlin thanks to the kind sponsorship from BaleFire Global. (This was my second Open Knowledge event as I attended OKCon in Geneva last year.) This year the Festival brought together over 1,000 advocates, activists and citizens from more than 60 countries. Participants were encouraged to work together to build tools and partnerships that will harness the power of openness as a positive force for change. It is exciting to witness how the Open Knowledge movement is maturing -we are becoming more pragmatic through experience and practice. As a group, we have come to realise that to make progress we need to evolve from holding sporadic events and building killer apps …. to focusing on the bigger picture, creating open alliances and developing a self-sustaining ecosystem for open data to make difference in the lives of real people.  

Becoming Data Literate

The Open Knowledge foundation has often referred to open data as the public library of the 21st century. We need this library to help people become data literate, and likewise need to help people become digitally literate to use this library. We need to help people to develop digital skills which are essential for the 21st century through a parallel process of open education. It’s clear that as citizens in a rapidly evolving and increasingly data driven society, we lack access to the skills, tools, time and the energy to make the most of increasingly available data.  

Open for Whom?

The conversation on surveillance which was initiated at the OGP meeting in London (Oct 2013) continued at OK Fest. This raised a crucial question for many participants: Open for whom? It’s clear that as private citizens we have very little  privacy and that ‘public’ bodies and ‘public’ servants are not public. To have a chance to restore balance we need to equip ourselves with the skills and tools to protect ourselves and our private identity and to put in place checks and balances on information collected on us by governments and corporations. As a particular tool, the web gives us a space; it allows us to express our concerns, desires, opinions and to make our voices heard. As a community, we need to learn how to better translate our online efforts into institutional change. We need to learn to lobby and we need to know how to negotiate. In many of our efforts,we are naive. To become active citizens, we need to learn from the past, participate in present developments and connect with other movements.  

Building Open Coalitions

One of the more compelling realisations that emerged from the fruitful discussions in Berlin, was that not only do we need to find more effective ways of working together, we need to learn how to build open coalitions with groups and initiatives with similar goals. The highlight of the festival was a keynote delivered by Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes. She credited Open Knowledge catalysing the movement globally (video starts at 22min 35sec). Later that same day and in harmony with Commissioner Kroes’ message,  the European Commission issued recommendations for encouraging public sector information re-use under Creative Common Licenses. image02 We need to build ecosystems (not apps)…. We need governments, funders, civil society and developers to work together. Although we do not always share the same agenda, we do share many values, goals and objectives – by identifying these and making them transparent we can find common ground for collective action. 20140715_154718  

And so…What happens after the party?

OKFest 2014 Storified: HERE

OKFestival 2014 networking event at the Finnish Institute

Antti "Jogi" Poikola - June 26, 2014 in Events, OK Festival

Open Knowledge Finland and the Finnish Institute would like to invite you to an international networking event on Tuesday 15 July at 14─17 at the Finnish Institute in Berlin. The meeting takes place just before the Open Knowledge Festival 2014, as numerous out-of-the-box thinking people from all over the world meet up in the city. Open Knowledge Festival is one of the biggest open data and open knowledge events in the world. The festival was launched in Helsinki, Finland in 2012 and now on 15─17 July it comes to Berlin. More than 20 delegates from Finland will participate the Open Knowledge festival in Berlin this year. Get the #OKfest 2014 head started and come to meet us and others in relaxed but enthusiastic atmosphere.
Download the invitation letter with more details!
Still remeber 2012? OKfestival 2012 | Helsinki Finland from Open Knowledge Foundation on Vimeo.