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NGOs and IATI: British NGOs taking a leap forward

on October 23rd, 2011 at 12:06:49 PM

This year’s Partos Plaza, the annual knowledge market of Partos, hosted a workshop for Dutch NGOs working on open data and the International Aid Transparency Initiative. The workshop was set up as peer discussion meeting  for a small group of staff members working to open up the data of their organisation, and was facilitated by members the Open for Change team. The questions that arose were similar to those that came up during a meeting in September, that was organised by Bond UK, the UK platform of Development NGOs, organised   together with DFID and AidInfo, and that I was happy to be able

It's the linking, stupid!

on October 17th, 2011 at 9:17:51 AM

The current discussion around open data often boils down to releasing data sets, and seeing nice visualisations and apps. But lets not forget that the full phrase is linked open data. The real power comes from linking the data. This week, the Open Government Data Camp in Warsaw lets us explore this more.