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The Open Book
THE OPEN BOOK is a crowdsourced, multi-author publication built to contextualise the international movement for open knowledge in the words of those who are helping build it today. What are the aims and motivations of this movement’s pioneers, and how do concepts about digital transparency, open data and the Commons impact society? Based on contributions from a variety of ...more
ebook, Edition of 500, 154 pages
Published 2013 by The Open Knowledge Foundation and The Finnish Institute in London
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A compilation of short articles on the topic of open access and reuse of data. I found the articles on opening up government data the most interesting, particularly the one about the Basque Country, which has adopted a fairly radical approach to government.
Every public official speaks in their own voice, without any filter from the press officer. The new role of the internal journalists is simply to empower department heads so that they can speak for themselves. Who better to explain decisions t...more