“If ‘knowledge’ is power, ‘open knowledge’ is empowerment…” (Dr. Rufus Pollock, Founder of the Open Knowledge Foundation).

‘Open Knowledge Australia’ is a community volunteer driven initiative which every concerned citizen should support regardless of political affiliation.

“Open Knowledge Australia is like an upside-down umbrella, supporting and empowering the myriad of communities across Australia who believe in open knowledge (Pia Waugh, Founder of GovHack).

Open Knowledge Australia is part of the global Open Knowledge network, established in the UK by Dr. Rufus Pollock.

What is Open Knowledge Australia?  We bring 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 Board of Open Knowledge).

So what are you waiting for?  See how you can get involved today!  Tweet us @OKFNau!  Tell us what you want to do and how you want to change the world with Open Knowledge!

From our Blog

Childcare at GovHack – how it was done

The Why When we started the Open Knowledge group that meets weekly in Melbourne our goal was to make it as accessible as possible. WIFI would be necessary or preferred. Week nights were probably the best option, sometime between 5pm and 9pm. Some people would like or need dinner, vegan and gluten free options would […]

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Joining the dots in Open Knowledge Australia

At the last Open Knowledge Australia board meeting Markus mentioned a point about providing more information on how people can support each other. What activities are people interested in? What knowledge or skills do people hold? How can we support each other? There are a few easy ways for people to publish a simple profile that […]

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Open Knowledge Australia Board Meeting 28 July

Minutes will also be posted here once they are approved.  

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Collected sessions on Open Data and Digital Services: Foundations for a New Information Economy

On 13 May Open Knowledge Australia held an event in Canberra on the subject of open data and digital services. A collection of session recordings are provided below. Above – Nicholas Gruen: Chair of Open Knowledge Australia Above- Pia Waugh: Director of Analytics and Discovery Layer, Digital Transformation Office   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK6fyjqWaEA Above – Maree Adshead: CEO, […]

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