Open Knowledge Belgium is a not for profit organisation (vzw/asbl) ran by a board of 6 people and has currently 1 employee. It is an umbrella organisation for Open Knowledge in Belgium and, as mentioned below, contains different working groups of people working around various projects.
If you would like to have your activities under our wing, please contact us at our mailinglist.
open Summer of code
Open Summer of code is a 3 week programme for students during the summer of 2014. The goal: provide 20 to 25 Belgian based students the training, network and support necessary to transform open innovation projects into powerful real-world services.
Creative Commons Belgium
Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world. If you want to give people the right to share, use, and even build upon a work you’ve created, you should consider publishing it under a Creative Commons license. CC Belgium translates these licenses for the Belgian legislation, contributes Belgian stories to the international organisation and organises meet-ups in Belgium.
iRail & Open Transport
iRail is a working group at Open Knowledge Belgium, which creates interfaces for developers who want to use transport data in Belgium. The working Group stimulates the reuse of this data in plenty of apps and it creates it own website at iRail.be.
The local Open Data census
More information coming soon. If you are interested in helping out creating a ranking of Open Cities, get in touch with us on our mailing list.
From our Blog
The DataTank is taking it to the next level. New version. Professional support. The DataTank is open source software, just like CKAN, Drupal or Elastic Search, which you can use to transform a dataset into an HTTP API. The DataTank has come a long way, since the idea was conceived by Bart van Loon in […]
We have already sent out a Save The Date for Open Belgium, the conference part of Data Days 2014 in Ghent the 17th of February. As part of Data Days (#dd2014), we are also inviting project developers to compete in a hackathon. This is not what you’re used to though… The stakes are high! We […]
Apps for X
The Open Street Map Belgium (OSM Belgium) community is joining the Open Knowledge Foundation Belgium (OKFN Belgium) umbrella. As OSM is now a working group at OKFN Belgium, Ben Abelshausen is joining the board of directors of OKFN Belgium – officially after the next general assembly in February 2014 – to help represent the Open […]