UK Government releases Open Data White Paper and new

The UK Government has recently released its revamped open data site,, and published its Open Data White Paper: Unleashing the Potential. According to Rufus Pollock of the Open Knowledge Foundation: The White Paper gestures at a world in which there is “presumption to publish” within government, and in which common standards and formats for […]

GovHack 2012 winners, UK Finch Group report, and UK GP data released

Local GovHack 2012 – winning mashups, data visualisations, and apps   Global UK Finch Group report on expanding access to published research UK GP data released   GovHack 2012 – winning mashups, data visualisations, and apps Over 40 great mashups, data visualisations, and apps were submitted for GovHack 2012. The major prizes went to the […]

Open Data Research meeting report, US Digital Government Strategy, and more news

Global Using Open Data workshop Open Data Research meeting report US Digital Government Strategy Open GLAM Obstacles to Opening Up Content and Data in the Cultural Heritage Sector OpenCorporates global lookup service Brazilian Government open data portal US access2research petition   Local Copyright in databases in Australia guide GovHack 2012 reminder   Using Open Data […]

GovHack 2012, crowdsourced crisis mapping, and other news

Local news GovHack 2012 Crowdsourced crisis mapping Global news World Bank Open Access event Visualisations of Shakespeare plays CODATA conference GovHack 2012 GovHack 2012 challenges teams of programmers and designers to develop solutions to the problem of how government data can be better used to benefit the Australian public. There are prizes and grants worth […]

Welcome to the Open Knowledge Australia blog!

We will be using this blog to keep up to date on developments in Open Knowledge in Australia as well as notable developments overseas. This is the space where all members of Open Knowledge Australia can contribute to updating the public on relevant events, activities, initiatives, and research. Global news –       The first annual Open […]

New Australia OKFN Site

The OKFN:Local Australia website was launched today with explicit objectives to promote the openness of all forms of knowledge where knowledge is taken to include information, data and all other synonymous terms. In particular To promote freedom of access, creation and dissemination of knowledge. To develop, support and promote projects, communities and tools that foster […]

Melbourne Cycle Map Hackfest

We are pleased to announce a series of evening hackfests (6-9pm, March 6th, 13th, 19th, 27th) to create an Open Bicycle Map of Melbourne with Open data mapping tools.  We’ll need data geeks, cartographers, programmers, graphic designers, sysadmins and most importantly Melburnians to help us design and produce a beautiful paper map useful to all […]