The Open Knowledge Foundation Network in Australia (OKFNau) is a community initiative to create a bridge between the many and varied open knowledge communities in Australia, including:

The Open Knowledge Foundation Network in Australia is part of the global OKFN community, established originally in the UK by Dr. Rufus Pollock. It brings together people who believe the world is a better place when we share our data, information and knowledge in the open, making us all wiser in our everyday interaction as open communities.

The Open Knowledge Foundation is dedicated to promoting the creation, sharing and application of Open Knowledge in the Digital Age.

The goal of Open Knowledge Foundation in Australia is to bring together and amplify the many open knowledge communities in Australia.  Australia already has many well established communities, of which the Open Knowledge Foundation in Australia is looking to support and empower.

One of the main benefit of the Open Knowledge Foundation in Australia is our ability to connect YOU to the open community that best fits your desires to volunteer and participate.  Not only can we connect you with local groups in your cities and towns we can also help you find communities worldwide who are all part of the worldwide Open Knowledge Foundation!

So what are you waiting for?  Get involved today!  If the below ‘flow chart of involvement’ doesn’t grab your fancy please just send us a message or tweet us @OKFNau!  Tell us what you want to do and how you want to change the world with Open!

Flow chart for deciding how to get involved with @OKFNau Australia

 

From our Blog

August Board Meeting for Open Knowledge Australia

Notes from board meeting: Intro discussion topic:<– Nick, Fiona, Flanders and questions from the board via Etherpad ODI Discussion: “activists vs economists”? Economic value of Open Data report? http://www.omidyar.com/insights/open-business Economists: efficiency gains, civil info, etc. Activists: petition signing, transparency of wealthy coporations, etc. 6:03pm start welcome to August meeting 5 items of agenda – timed […]

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Opening Genomic data – it’s debateable

On a night threatening rain about 25 people came together to discuss Open Genomics in a lab at the Edge, overlooking the Brisbane river. The debate was led by two experts: Mark Crowe, a BioInformatics Scientist and Naveen Sharma, an Information Risk and Compliance Manager. Mark spoke in favour of opening genomic data and his […]

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Melbourne Drinks May 21

Moar drinks! Moar dumplings! Let us know you’re coming, please. As usual, these drinks are for anyone in Melbourne who does anything open: education, government, food, software, hardware – just come along. Photos from last time: If you came to the March meetup, we’ll be playing the ‘Who are you and what are your interests” game […]

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OKF (Australia) Board Meeting

“A Season for Open Knowledge Advocacy in Australia” was kicked off last night with the first of five board meetings for the newly minted members of this years Open Knowledge Foundation Board. The next Board Meeting will be on June 25th at 6pm (Melbourne Time), the public broadcast and a public forum chat window will […]

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