[okfn-announce] Open Knowledge Foundation Newsletter No. 9
jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Fri Jan 23 01:23:32 GMT 2009
Welcome to the ninth Open Knowledge Foundation newsletter!
* Hans Rosling of Gapminder joins the OKF Advisory Board
* Open Milton launched for Milton's 400th birthday
* Open Data Commons now at the OKF
* 5th COMMUNIA Workshop in London, 26-27th March 2009
* What Obama can do to promote openness
* Post-event information: Workshops on Public Information + Open Science
* Post-event information: Open Everything London + Berlin
* Greek and Icelandic translations of the Open Knowledge Definition (OKD)
* Other news in brief
* Thanks to our volunteers!
* Support the Open Knowledge Foundation
* Further information
HANS ROSLING OF GAPMINDER JOINS THE OKF ADVISORY BOARD
In December Professor Hans Rosling, Director of the Gapminder
Foundation and Professor of International Health at Karolinska
Institutet, joined the Open Knowledge Foundation's Advisory Board.
The Gapminder project is an excellent example of how public data can
be built upon to create rich and compelling new applications. Hans is
a strong proponent of allowing public data to be accessed and re-used.
Futhermore his experience in emerging visualisation technologies will
be extremely useful in directing the OKF's projects and activities in
the area of open visualisation. Welcome aboard Hans!
Hans Rosling of Gapminder joins the OKF Advisory Board!
OPEN MILTON LAUNCHED FOR MILTON'S 400TH BIRTHDAY
The 9th of December 2008 was John Milton's 400th birthday. To
celebrate this life-long advocate of liberty we launched 'Open Milton'
– an open set of Milton's works, together with ancillary information
and tools, in a form designed for reuse. In addition to the works
themselves there is a chronology, statistics, a concordance and search
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