Better together than alone: say hello again to the Open Knowledge Network – Open Knowledge Foundation blog

peter.suber's bookmarks 2022-12-01

Summary:

"We have a very exciting announcement today. We are relaunching the Open Knowledge Network!

If you haven’t heard about it in the past, the Network connects those in the open movement across the globe. The members use advocacy, technology and training to unlock information, to create and share knowledge, with the goal of enabling people to take action to achieve local impact.

For the record, the Network started in 2010 with a bunch of passionate people from the open movement starting some informal community meetups in Germany and Greece. Since then, building on the global enthusiasm around open knowledge (and open data more specifically), the Network has expanded to 40 countries across the globe.

Today, we are in a different phase. Over the years, the communities composing the Network became mature. Now operating independently, they are setting their own priorities for projects relevant to each country or domain. It is very gratifying to realise that people in the Network have grown their expertise and have become established leaders of the open knowledge movement worldwide.

All this potential could not be wasted. We all really believe in the power of openness and in doing it together, not alone. For this reason, at the beginning of 2022, the Open Knowledge Foundation started convening Network representatives to understand what future direction we imagined for us all...."

Link:

https://blog.okfn.org/2022/11/28/better-together-than-alone-open-knowledge-network/

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Date tagged:

12/01/2022, 09:38

Date published:

12/01/2022, 04:38