Today we’re pleased to officially launch Open Knowledge Foundation Labs, a community home for civic hackers, data wranglers and anyone else intrigued and excited by the possibilities of combining technology and open information for good – making government more accountable, culture more accessible and science more efficient.
Labs is about “making” – whether that’s apps, insights or tools – using open data, open content and free / open source software. And you don’t need to be an uber-geek to participate: interest and a willingness to get your hands dirty (digitally), be that with making, testing or helping, is all that’s needed – although we do allow lurking on the mailing list
Find out more
- Nomenklatura, a simple service that makes it easy to maintain a canonical list of entities such as persons, companies or streets, and to match messy input against that list
- PyBossa, a platform for crowd-sourcing online volunteer assistance on tasks that require human intelligence, which powers CrowdCrafting
While some of you may have noticed we’ve been operating unannounced and somewhat under the radar for some time, we recently revamped the website and decided that it was high time to officially cut the ribbon and open our doors.
If you’re interested in making things with open data or open content, we hope you’ll come and say hello.
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