[euopendata] New Open Data Manual!
ton.zijlstra at gmail.com
Tue Jun 15 10:00:46 BST 2010
I am interested in assisting this effort. Raising awareness is an important
effort, and I am pushing the Dutch Ministry f t Interior to set a golden
standard / open data maturity level for gov institutions. An open data
manual will serve as a useful thing. So count me in.
ton at tonzijlstra.eu
On Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 10:42 PM, Antti "Jogi" Poikola <
antti.poikola at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Sara and the EU Open Data workingroup:
> Last tuesday we had a further discussion about the "Open Data Manual" and a
> possibility to get EU level funding for that.
> I collected the discussion into the one place:
> So far interested contributors are:
> * Antti Poikola
> * Sara Wingate Gray
> * Daniel Dietrich
> * Jonathan Gray
> * Arthur van der Molen (From our university we would be interested to work
> on a localised version of the Open Data Manual)
> * Heiko Stoermer
> * Jordan Hatcher
> * Becky Hogge
> * Simon Parrish
> * Rufus Pollock
> I will head off for holidays for two weeks but after that I could organize
> a conf call for those who are interested about the open data manual. The
> idea would be to discuss the content and focus of the manual and develope
> a proposal for EU level partners (ISTAG and OISPG) to get funding for a
> European "Open Data Manual".
> Proposal could include for example:
> ** Translation work of the Finnish manual
> ** Funding for project coordination (editor sallary)
> ** Monetary support for the core authors
> ** Web platform (wiki, technical and graphical design)
> ** Publishing and spreading the printed version of the book
> Before the conf call free free to suggest anything and everything related
> to that on this email-list. Of course the funding is never for sure... if we
> don't get funding then the work can be scaled down and done in voluntary
> Develope a live (regularly updated) "Open Data Manual" for Governments,
> especially in Europe in order to boost the Digital agenda and revitalize the
> democracy in the member states.
> The manual would be openly and collaboratively developed by the network of
> experts around Europe (EU Open Data Working Group). The manual would be
> build on existing work, in particular -* Unlocking the Potential of Aid
> Information *(December 2009)*, *produced by Aidinfo and the Open
> Knowledge Foundation, *Finnish Open Data Guidebook* (March 2010) and a
> discussion paper produced by the Technical Advisory Group for the
> International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), *Technical Proposals
> for how IATI will be implemented *(March 2010).
> A core group of authors (3-6) would be selected to carry the main
> responsability of the manual, but the whole process would be done openly in
> Internet by using the collaborative authoring tools like MixedInk, EtherPad
> and GoogleDocs. The guide would be published both as printed version (pdf)
> and wikiversion that would be updated.
> A dream schedule would be to have the book published by ICT 2010 networking
> session 27th September ( http://pad.okfn.org/ict2010 )
> Best Regards,
> On 21 April 2010 18:11, Sara Wingate Gray <sara.gray at okfn.org> wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> We are about to start work on a new "Open Data Manual" which will be in
>> the first instance loosely based on existing work on open data in
>> international development.
>> In particular the first draft will be based on 'Unlocking the Potential of
>> Aid Information', produced by Aidinfo and the Open Knowledge Foundation, and
>> a discussion paper produced by the Technical Advisory Group for the
>> International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI):
>> I'm writing to ask whether any of you are interested in being co-authors
>> of this new Open Data Manual.
>> The initial draft is at:
>> This will involve merging, cleaning up, and generalising exisiting
>> material as well as adding in new examples and so on, more information is
>> available at:
>> Many thanks to Simon Parrish (in cc) for letting us use the material from
>> Aidinfo and IATI.
>> Anti, Daniel, Ian, Chris: Rufus mentioned that you might be interested in
>> chipping in to this?
>> Comments welcome!
>> Best wishes,
>> Sara Wingate Gray
>> sara.gray at okfn.org
>> The Open Knowledge Foundation
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