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Constructing the Open Data Landscape

In an article in today’s Telegraph regarding Francis Maude’s Public Data Corporation, Michael Cross asks: “What makes the state think it can be at the cutting edge of the knowledge economy“. He writes in terms of market and business share, giving the example of the satnav market worth over $100bn a year yet it’s based […]

Opening Data at Open Knowledge Conference Berlin

If you haven’t already heard, the Open Knowledge Foundation is hosting a one week conference in Berlin next week. We’re very excited and will be running workshops on the Monday and Tuesday. We hope to meet some of our German users and opening data in the way we know best. It’s an all-star line up […]

OpenCorporates partners with ScraperWiki & offers bounties for open data scrapers

This is a guest post by Chris Taggart, co-founder of OpenCorporates When we started¬†OpenCorporates it was to solve a real need that we and a number of other people in the open data community had: whether it’s Government spending, subsidy info or court cases, we needed a database of corporate entities to match against, and […]

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